Friday, June 26, 2015

The Downtown Post Office

Spring 2015

10 comments:

Kathy said...

I'll bet it was built in the 1930s. Almost every post office built during that post-Depression era were built of that same yellow brick. This one actually has a few design elements that make it a nice building and I'll bet it has marble floors in it. All of the post offices I have visited to see office murals have the same look.

Kate said...

Kathy knows so much about buildings! This one is attractive in design and materials yet it is not one that I would expect to see in Arizona. Our preconceived ideas don't always square with reality, tho.

Lowell said...

I love these grand buildings. This is what a post office should look like. In my humble opinion!

LOLfromPasa said...

I'm thinking I have stood just about where your photo was taken and admired this building (just like I am admiring your photo of it now).

Sharon Anck said...

That really is an attractive building. I love the lower level windows.

Should Fish More said...

This post office is the twin of the one in Bend Oregon built around the same time. It was used by the post office and several federal departments up through the 60's. The murals that were inside many were sponsored by the WPA, one of Roosevelt's New Deal agencies.

William Kendall said...

Very classy- I really like the design.

Catalyst said...

Federalist style. Very impressive. The federal courtroom on, I believe, the third floor is also very impressive.

Randy said...

Beautiful building.

Thérèse said...

So attractive!
Such a beautiful design to last for ever.