1911 - Federal Building & Post Office - Independence, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 13.443 W 095° 42.488
15S E 259725 N 4123163
Quick Description: The original block of this building (1911) is architecturally significant because it represents the distinctive characteristics of a first class post office.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2015 7:10:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMNDYK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:

County of building: Montgomery County
Location of building: 123 N. 8th St., Independence
Built 1911
Architect, builder, or engineer: Walter D. Lovell
Cornerstone shows James Taylor Knox as Supervising Architect

"During the tenure of James Knox Taylor (1897-1912) as Supervising Architect of the Treasury, the Federal Government promoted the concept that government buildings should be monumental and beautiful, and should represent the ideals of democracy and high standards of architectural sophistication in their communities. Taylor preferred styles derived from classical or early American traditions." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

Year of construction: 1911

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Full inscription:
Franklin MacVeagh Secretary of the Treasury James Knox Taylor Supervising Architect MCMXI

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