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Franklin Post Office (former)

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1916–1917, James A. Wetmore, architect in charge, Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury Department. 301 N. Main St. (northwest corner of N. Main St. and W. 3rd Ave.)
  • Franklin Post Office (former) (Jason R. Waicunas)

The gem of downtown is now business offices. A typically excellent government-issue design, its facade recalls McKim, Mead and White's Pierpont Morgan Library (1906) in New York, though here the materials relate to colonial and Georgian architecture.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Franklin Post Office (former)", [Emporia, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 469-469.

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