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    U.S. Post Office, Details of Brass Guard Rail for Judges Stair, Drawing No. 392 U.S. Post Office, Details of Brass Guard Rail for Judges Stair, Drawing No. 392
This blueprint, "Details of Brass Guard Rail for Judges Stair, Drawing No. 392," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
The details of the building, such as the beautiful ironwork and brass guard rails of the judges' stair, indicate the importance the Federal government placed on the building. The judges' stair was located at the south end of the building and led from judges' chambers directly to the bench and the court room.
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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