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U.S. Post Office, First Floor Plan-Heating and Wiring, Drawing No. H.W. 329
This blueprint, "First Floor Plan-Heating and Wiring, Drawing No. H.W. 329," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
When the new post office was opened, a telegram was sent to Robert Wyche Davis Sr., U. S. Congressman, thanking him for his role in the project. The sender was Henry S. Chubb, prominent Gainesville citizen in the U. S. Land Office, and he spoke for the entire community. "We have moved into the new Federal Building and remember with gratitude your patriotic efforts in securing the first appropriation for a public building in this city."
After more than 50 years 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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