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    U.S. Post Office, Second Floor Plan, Drawing No. 305 U.S. Post Office, Second Floor Plan, Drawing No. 305
This blueprint, "Second Floor Plan, Drawing No. 305," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
The second floor was the home of the Federal Courthouse, with two judges' chambers, the District Attorney's office, the office of the Clerk of the Court, and the Court Room (which is now the area for the stage of the Hippodrome State Theater).
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. The building 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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