You are here

U.S. Post Office

-A A +A
1936, Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 152 W. King St.

Typical of the Colonial Revival designs for post offices in the 1930s is this Flemish bond brick building. The slate roof is topped by an octagonal cupola and a Chinese Chippendale balustrade, and the facade is embellished by a modillion cornice and windows with granite keystones. The interior retains its marble wainscot and wooden fittings and a WPA mural of a pastoral scene.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Anne Carter Lee, "U.S. Post Office", [Strasburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-SH14.

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, 72-72.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,