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U.S. Post Office

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1931. James A. Wetmore, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 120 S. Muhlenberg St.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

This is an unusual design from Wetmore's office and stylistically appears misplaced in Virginia. The simple rectangular building stands out for its red tile roof and walls of golden-colored brick laid in geometric patterns. The color picks up on the hues of the church opposite (SH6). Terra-cotta ornamentation outlines the central entrance and at the cornice where it is in a Moderne zigzag pattern.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "U.S. Post Office", [Woodstock, 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, 69-70.

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