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U.S. Post Office, Diagram of Lock Boxes, Drawing No. 372-A
This blueprint, "Diagram of Lock Boxes, Drawing No. 372-A," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
On Christmas Day in 1914, it was announced that mail carriers would make their usual deliveries. Also, the general-delivery hours and stamp-window hours would be reduced to 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. At least the postal workers had time to go home for Christmas lunch.
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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