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U.S. Post Office, Details of Window Treatment, Drawing No. 321
This blueprint, "Details of Window Treatment, Drawing No. 321," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
Funds appropriated for construction of the Post Office amounted to $150,000, but far less was appropriated in the planning stages. Congressman Frank Clark, from the Gainesville district, fought for additional funding by securing an additional appropriation. According to the "Gainesville Daily Sun," Mr. Clark deserved "...a torch-light procession and banquet, as he has accomplished a great deal for the good of the people."
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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