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Max Rosenn U.S. Courthouse (U.S. Post Office)

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U.S. Post Office
1934, Louis A. Simon; 1999 renovated, Kling-Lindquist. 197 S. Main St.

This is a restrained essay in the stripped-down classicism vein of Paul P. Cret. Diagonally across the street, on the northwest corner, is the renamed University Towers at 10 E. South Street, a postflood work (1975) by Peter Bohlin of Bohlin and Powell, whose serrated profile and circular openings reminiscent of Louis Kahn enliven the opposite corner.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Max Rosenn U.S. Courthouse (U.S. Post Office)", [Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-LU20.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 467-467.

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