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U.S. Post Office (former)

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1911–1913, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect, U.S. Treasury Department. 200 N. Main St.

The federal government had a presence on Suffolk's Main Street, though the former post office, now attorneys' offices, might be mistaken for a bank with its dressed limestone exterior and large side windows. Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1897 to 1912, had previously been a partner of Cass Gilbert and strongly believed in an American Renaissance: for him, classicism formed the basis of an American style.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "U.S. Post Office (former)", [Suffolk, 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, 465-465.

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