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U.S. Post Office, Footing Plan, Drawing No. 302
This blueprint, "Footing Plan, Drawing No. 302," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
An amount of $150,000 was appropriated for the building, which was built at 201 East Magnolia. It replaced a rented office that was located on Southeast 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.
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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