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US Post Office--Akron
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 43° 01.209 W 078° 29.875
17T E 703878 N 4766090
Quick Description: The Akron Post Office is one of five nearly identical post offices built in New York during the Great Depression.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/10/2006 7:59:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM117V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 12

Long Description:
The Akron Post Office, constructed in 1939-41, is architecturally significant as an intact representative example of the federal architecture erected as part of the public works projects initiated by the US government during the Great Depression. Its simplified design illustrates forms and decoration derived from American Colonial period architecture. Colonial Revival had become the accepted style for most post offices and other federally sponsored buildings during the 1920s, 1930s, and early 1940s. The Akron Post Office was one of five virtually identical buildings erected in New York between 1939 and 1941. The post office is also artistically significant in that it contains a well-preserved mural, "Horse-Drawn Railroad", painted by Elizabeth Logan in 1941.
Street address:
118 Main St
Akron, NY United States
14001


County / Borough / Parish: Erie

Year listed: 1988

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Government: Post Office

Current function: Government: Post Office

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2006 To: 12/31/2007

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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