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Auburn Post Office - Auburn, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 18.476 W 122° 13.668
10T E 558368 N 5239673
Quick Description: The Auburn Post Office was constructed in 1937 by the WPA. It is currently used as a Public Health facility.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2007 8:48:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM2H67
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 60

Long Description:
The following information is from History.org, the encyclopedia of Washington State history:
When the Auburn Post Office was constructed in 1937, at a time when the Great Depression still gripped the American economy and psyche, the building was meant to do several things. As a WPA project that was part of Roosevelt’s New Deal, it created needed employment for those in the building trades who were out of work. It projected an image of stability and permanence for the federal government, during a time of great uncertainty. Incidentally, it provided a new central location for Auburn’s citizens to get their mail. Built in what was known as the “Starved Classical” style, the Auburn Post Office is a simple, traditional public building created from standard plans using inexpensive materials, although it does include Alaskan marble wainscoting, mahogany trim, and terrazzo floors. A new post office was constructed in the 1960s, but the building continues to serve a public function as a community health clinic.
Street address:
20 Auburn Avenue NE
Auburn, WA USA
98002


County / Borough / Parish: King

Year listed: 2000

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

Periods of significance: 1925-1974

Historic function: Government

Current function: Healthcare

Privately owned?: no

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

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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