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U.S. Post Office

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1917, James A. Wetmore, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 109 N. Washington St.

A four-columned pedimented portico marks the entrance of this red brick post office. Because of its corner site, the 1st Street facade is also elaborated, but here with a full-height Palladian window. The Palladian motif is carried into the rectangular lobby where it frames, in wood, the clerks' counters. Clerestory windows help illuminate the lobby. Across the road, the Dalton (1921; 206 N. Washington), built by J. C. Lombard and Company of Washington, D.C., is the surviving office section of a theater-commercial building. The brickwork of the three-story building is particularly fine.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "U.S. Post Office", [Pulaski, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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, 445-446.

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