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Gainesville was proud indeed back in 1911 when its new Federal Courthouse and Post Office was finished. The structure, which boasted giant columns with an orange blossom motif at the capitals, was built solid. Even the roof was poured concrete. It was two years in construction and stands solid today. Located at the south end of present-day Southeast 1st Street on Southeast 2nd Place, Santa Fe Junior College classes were held in the Federal Building while their campus near I-75 was being built. It has been the home of the Hippodrome State Theater since the summer of 1980. The caption on the card says "U.S. Post Office and Land Office Building, Gainesville, Florida." The sign in the distance on the right says "FERGUSON BUSINESS COLLEGE Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping." This undated postcard was published by Cochrane's Book Store, Palatka, Florida, and copied with the permission of Archie L. Jackson.
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