Kingston Main Post Office - K7L 1X0 - A Canadian Historical Landmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 128

Long Description:
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

Province/Territory: Ontario

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.


Visit Instructions:
To post a log to an existing Canada Post waymark, you will need to post a unique picture of the Canada Post sign. Including your gps device in the picture is not neccesary, but wouldn't be cause for disapproval, as long as all other details of your log are acceptable.

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