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Bruce M. Van Sickle Federal Building (U.S. Post Office and Courthouse)
The symmetrical facade of this Italian Renaissance Revival federal building exhibits an austere stateliness. The building has a rusticated limestone first story with round-arched openings, pilasters between the windows of the upper two stories, and it finishes with an architrave. Constructed during Wenderoth’s brief service as supervising architect, the building reflects the design sensibilities of his predecessor James Knox Taylor. The building is one of the few downtown buildings serving much of its original purpose. When the post office relocated in 1961, the interior was remodeled.
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