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U.S. Post Office, Basement Plan-Modified Boiler Connections, Drawing No. H.W. 338
This blueprint, "Basement Plan-Modified Boiler Connections, Drawing No. H.W. 338," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
When Louis C. Lynch, Gainesville's long-time Postmaster, died in 1931, he was buried at Evergreen Cemetery. The "Gainesville Daily Sun" described the ceremony: "Taps were sounded and echoed through the evening air as final military honors were accorded the man who served overseas, as he was placed by the side of his only son, Haisley, who was killed in action on French soil during the World War." Gainesville's Haisley Lynch American Legion Post 16 was founded June 11, 1919.
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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