You are here
Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center (U.S. Post Office)
This post office was built during the period of academic classicism favored by the federal government's supervising architect; the name of the local project architect is not known. A full entablature supported by Ionic columns is a part of nearly every post office designed between 1898 and 1912, but what sets this one apart from others is its rust-colored brick laid in English cross bond and punctuated by gunmetal gray bricks. The elevations and windows are outlined with cream-colored stone trim matching the limestone columns on the facade. In 2007, an interactive education center focused on weather science and folklore moved into the facility.
A block away, the former YMCA (1908; 115 N. Findley Street) is a three-story, buff brick rectangular building with petal-shaped panes filling large arched transoms above the first-story windows. It is now used as offices.
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.