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U.S. Post Office

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1910; 1937 addition. 201 Ferry St.

This Beaux-Arts building is distinguished by well-proportioned round-arched openings separated by pilasters on the tall ground floor, while a slender course of dentils sets off the short mezzanine above. A 1937 addition to the side repeats the original materials and detail, and doubled the size of the facility. In 1931, the interior was partially destroyed by a mail bomb, sent to a local Italian American organization from fascist Italy.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "U.S. Post Office", [Easton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-NO6.

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, 265-265.

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