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U.S. Post Office

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1938, Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 27 N. Church St.

This one-story five-bay hipped-roof brick building is typical of the era's Colonial Revival federal post offices. It retains a handsome recessed entrance that includes fluted, Doric columns flanking the door and a metal sculpture of an eagle perched in the break of the segmental-arched tympanum. The interior retains the original terrazzo floors, woodwork, and many of the fixtures. Edwin S. Lewis painted the Works Progress Administration (WPA) mural of a rural scene, Clarke County Products, on the interior north wall.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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