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West Allis Post Office - West Allis, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member REUAHNESIE
N 43° 01.005 W 088° 00.341
16T E 418050 N 4763165
Quick Description: This Post office building was built in 1939 as a WPA project. There are two large Murals in the lobby. The building was placed on the US National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2001; #01000174.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/29/2012 1:23:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMDM4T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This building is also known as United States Post Office, Milwaukee, West Allis Branch.

The Architecture of the Building is Modern Movement. Modern architecture is simple and unornamental, differing from other movements in order to adapt to social and political changes. The Supervising Architect for this building was Louis A. Simon. Simon served as Supervising Architect in the Office of the Supervising Architect, U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1933 until 1939, when the office was moved to the Public Works Administration / Works Progress Administration (WPA). Most of Simon's buildings, notably post office buildings, were designed in the Colonial Revival style. Many of his buildings are on the US National Register of Historic Places.

The murals inside the lobby of the building are called Wisconsin Wild Flowers-Spring. Painted in 1942 by Frances Foy (1890 – 1963), a tempera on wood.
Street address:
7440 W. Greenfield Ave.
West Allis, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Milwaukee

Year listed: 2001

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Government

Current function: Government

Privately owned?: no

Hours of operation: From: 8:30 AM To: 5:30 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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