Washington, D.C. 20004 - {Retired Post Office}
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Harelips
N 38° 53.676 W 077° 01.641
18S E 324180 N 4307033
The Old Post Office was built between 1892 and 1899. It was built to house both the U.S. Post Office and the D.C. Post Office.
Waymark Code: WMTQ6
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 10/09/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member PTCrazy
Views: 98

At the time, it was the largest and tallest government building in the city. The Old Post Office was the first government building to have its own electric power plant, with engines to drive over 3,900 lights. With the new century came new ideas. Only 15 years after its completion, The Old Post Office was considered dated and plans for its demolition were undertaken. Fortunately, the Depression era delayed these plans. By the time they were reconsidered in the 1960s, a new appreciation for Washington's classic architectural monuments had taken hold. It is considered one of the top eight Washington, D.C. attractions. It is home to the Bells of Congress, which were a present from England on our Nation’s Bicentennial. The Post Office has an observation deck, located 270 feet above the street level, where visitors can get a spectacular view of our nation’s capital.

Source of Information: National Park Service, Old Post Office Official Site

Open: Every day, except Christmas
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 AM to 8 PM, Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM
Admission: Free
Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Type of structure:: Stand alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 20004

Current Status:: Former Historic Location

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