United States Post Office (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

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U.S. Post Office
Old Post Office, April 2010
United States Post Office (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
United States Post Office (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Location50 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°2′26″N 76°18′28″W / 40.04056°N 76.30778°W / 40.04056; -76.30778Coordinates: 40°2′26″N 76°18′28″W / 40.04056°N 76.30778°W / 40.04056; -76.30778
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built1928-1930
ArchitectWetmore, James A.; Blair, Algernon
Architectural styleModerne, Beaux Arts, Other, Beaux Arts Classicism
Governing bodyPrivate
NRHP Reference #81000545[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 23, 1981
 
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U.S. Post Office
Old Post Office, April 2010
United States Post Office (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
United States Post Office (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Location50 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°2′26″N 76°18′28″W / 40.04056°N 76.30778°W / 40.04056; -76.30778Coordinates: 40°2′26″N 76°18′28″W / 40.04056°N 76.30778°W / 40.04056; -76.30778
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built1928-1930
ArchitectWetmore, James A.; Blair, Algernon
Architectural styleModerne, Beaux Arts, Other, Beaux Arts Classicism
Governing bodyPrivate
NRHP Reference #81000545[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 23, 1981

U.S. Post Office is a historic post office building located at Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was built between 1928 and 1930, and designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect under Acting Supervising Architect James A. Wetmore. It is a two-story, fifteen bay wide building with a high basement and attic and slate covered mansard roof. It is faced in Indiana limestone and features a balsutrade and parapet at the roofline. It has a one-story rear wing. The front elevation has eleven bays separated by two-story Tuscan order pilasters. It is an example of Beaux-Arts-style architecture with Moderne influences. The site was previously the location of the Lancasterian School and a Moravian graveyard.[2] The building is now a corporate headquarters for Auntie Anne's.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes John J. Snyder, Jr. (July 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: U.S. Post Office" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-25.