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US Post Office--Dunkirk, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie
N 42° 28.954 W 079° 20.049
17T E 636916 N 4704701
Quick Description: This historic Post Office was constructed in 1928 via the architectural oversight of James A. Wetmore.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2008 6:52:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM3A59
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Dunkirk Post Office is architecturally significant as an intact representative example of the federal architecture erected in New York State in the early twentieth century. Designed and constructed in 1928-9, the building is a distinctive example of the Colonial Revival style as applied to a small-scale public building. It exhibits features typical of the period and style, including brick construction, a symmetrical composition, multi-paned window sash and classically inspired ornament. The Dunkirk Post Office was designed during the tenure of James A. Wetmore, Acting Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury Department from 1915 to 1933. Construction of federal buildings under Wetmore, particularly post offices in small communities, presents a federal image of economic restraint, utility, cost effectiveness and standardization of design. Post offices constructed during this period are in contracts with the individually designed facilities of the earlier twentieth century, built without regard for costs of design or construction.

Source: NRHP Record Archive
Street address:
410 Central Ave
Dunkirk, NY USA

County / Borough / Parish: Chautauqua

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

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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