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U.S. Post Office, Details of Heating Apparatus, Drawing No. H. 333
This blueprint, "Details of Heating Apparatus, Drawing No. H. 333," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
The system of steam heat was not common in Gainesville when the U.S. Post Office was built, many people considered it luxurious. Fireplaces and stoves were the popular methods of heating, and the comfort of the system was probably appreciated by almost everyone-especially those who worked in the 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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