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    U.S. Post Office & Federal Building, 1940s U.S. Post Office & Federal Building, 1940s
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 (in the 1990s) 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.
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