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U.S. Post Office, Plat Showing Sidewalks, Drawing No. 334-A
This blueprint, "Plat Showing Sidewalks, Drawing No. 334-A," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
The blueprint shows that there was a large area between the building and the sidewalks on three sides-the east, south, and west. Postmaster Louis C. Lynch had grass planted, and probably trees and flowering shrubs. Local citizens felt very proud of the new building, and probably would have considered landscaping essential.
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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