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Offices (Fallon Post Office)

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Fallon Post Office
1928–1929, James A. Wetmore. Southeast corner of N. Maine (U.S. 95) and E. A sts.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

Like other federal post offices in Nevada's small towns, the one in Fallon lends a refined character to downtown, owing to its simple Classical Revival style, which was favored by James A. Wetmore, then the Supervising Architect of the Treasury. The steel-frame building stands two stories tall with brick-clad walls. The main facade is symmetrical, with a slightly recessed central section containing the main entrance and two large flanking windows—all set into arched openings with keystones and semicircular filled panels above. A denticulated cornice caps the building.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Offices (Fallon Post Office)", [Fallon, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 169-169.

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