US Post Office--Depew
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 54.244 W 078° 41.422
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The Depew Post Office is one of seven nearly identical New York State post offices dating back to the Great Depression.
Waymark Code: WM15G6
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 01/21/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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The Depew Post Office, constructed in 1938-9, is architecturally significant as an example of the federal architecture erected as part of the public works projects initiated by the United States government during the Great Depression. In addition, it is artistically significant in that it contains a well preserved mural by Anne Poor from 1941.

Depew's first post office was established in 1893. It was in leased space at the corner of Main and Penora Streets. This post office was authorized by Congress in the mid-1930s. The land was purchased for $5000 in October 1938 with construction starting in December 1938 and completed in September 1939. It is situated in a prominent location adjacent to the village park, village hall and high school. The area may have been laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted for the Depew Land Company, which helped develop the community.

The Depew Post Office is one of seven virtually identical post offices built in New York between 1935 and 1942. Its simple design and symmetrical massing reflect the interest of standardization by the Treasury Department. Nearby Lancaster Post Office is one of the seven.
Street address:
165 Warsaw St
Depew, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Erie

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

Season start / Season finish: From: 01/01/2007 To: 12/31/2007

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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