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    U.S. Post Office, Plan of Land Office Vault; P. O. Vault; Adjustable Shelves, Drawing No. 396 U.S. Post Office, Plan of Land Office Vault; P. O. Vault; Adjustable Shelves, Drawing No. 396
This blueprint, "Plan of Land Office Vault; P. O. Vault; Adjustable Shelves, Drawing No. 396," was drawn for the construction, between May 1908 and March 1911, of the U. S. Post Office in Gainesville.
In 1812 Congress created the General Land Office, placing it under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department. Functions of the General Land Office included issuance of land warrants and grants, schedule of sales at various district land offices, collection of monies for land sales, preparation and issuance of patents or deeds, and the maintenance of land records-including copies of plats of survey, tract books, original entries, copies of patents, case records, and related data.
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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