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U.S. Post Office, Central Station

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1939, Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 1 W. Church St.

This two-story post office is an unusual mix of Colonial Revival and classical. The brick building has a stuccoed, slightly recessed three-bay central block, pedimented gable ends, and full-height, in antis Doric columns dominating the entrance. A square glazed cupola surmounts the roof. Inside, the post office retains its terrazzo floor and original mailboxes.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "U.S. Post Office, Central Station", [Martinsville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-HR8.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 229-229.

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