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U.S. Post Office, Second Floor Plan-Heating and Wiring, Drawing No. H.W. 330
This blueprint, "Second Floor Plan-Heating and Wiring, Drawing No. H.W. 330," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
A few months after the new Post Office opened, Postmaster Louis C. Lynch had a photograph made that showed the beauty of the entrance, on the northern side. Grass had been planted, and Mr. Lynch sent the photo to the Treasury Department in Washington so they could see how proud and appreciative Gainesville's citizens were, and how they were taking care of their new Federal Building.
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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