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U.S. Post Office, Approach Plan, Drawing No. 301
This blueprint, "Drawing No. 301, Approach Plan," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
According to an article in "The Daily Sun" on December 30, 1909, work had been slowed by bad weather-it was rainy and cold. But it was noted that "...progress was being made and there was a large force at work on the building, both in the stone and brick departments, and work was going on with a rush."
After more than 50 years of service, a new Post Office was built. For several years demolition was a threat to the old building, but concerned citizens worked hard to save it. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and has been the home of the Hippodrome State Theater since 1980. It is one of the finest examples of the Beaux Arts Classical style in the State of Florida.
All of the Post Office blueprints are stamped "James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect, Treasury Department." The building is located at 25 Southeast 2nd Place.
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