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U.S. Post Office

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1940, Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 101 N. Main St.

This modest Colonial Revival brick building, typical of the designs under Simon's tenure as supervising architect, has a particularly striking WPA painting. John E. Costigan's Receiving the Mail on the Farm (1942) depicts a farmer reading the newspaper to his family seated in the fields.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "U.S. Post Office", [Stuart, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-PT2.

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, 237-237.

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