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U.S. Post Office, Attic Plan-Heating and Wiring, Drawing No. H.W. 332
This blueprint, "Attic Plan-Heating and Wiring, Drawing No. H.W. 332," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
Jess Davis, Gainesville's Postmaster from 1939 until 1964, was a very active historian, not only concerning the Post Office, but all aspects of history for Gainesville and Alachua County. In 1966 he published "History of Gainesville, Florida: With Biographical Sketches of Families," and in 1969 he published "History of Alachua County, 1824-1969."
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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