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Portsmouth Public Library (U.S. Post Office)
Taylor transformed the architectural idiom of the U.S. Treasury Department from Victorian to classical, as exemplified in this very French Beaux-Arts building, originally the city's main post office. The brick and limestone exterior has a hexastyle, Scamozzian Ionic entrance portico on the west facade. A 1931 annex continued the Beaux-Arts idiom eastward. The post office vacated the building in 1961 and the city acquired it for use as a public library shortly thereafter.
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