Kingston Main Post Office - K7L 1X0 - A Canadian Historical Landmark
Posted by: unimoggers
N 44° 13.806 W 076° 28.976
18T E 381567 N 4898499
Quick Description: I found this beauty while waymarking other categories in Kingston.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/17/2007 9:42:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM1W0V
In 1856-59 the government of the united Canadas erected the Kingston Post Office. Designed by the Montreal architectural firm of Hopkins, Lawford and Nelson, this limestone building shows the influence of the British classical style, particularly as it derived from Italian Renaissance palace architecture. The pronounced rustication of the ground storey contrasts with the refined details of the upper level to create a balanced, harmonious composition. Planned in conjunction with the nearby Custom House, the Post Office contributes to the dignified quality of this nineteenth century streetscape.
Post Office Type: Main Branch
Historical Significance: Yes - Older than 50 years
Location has a philatelic display: yes
Friendly and helpful service: yes
What brought you here?:
The building was so beautiful, I had to stop and read about it. It was Sunday.
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