FORMER Gillette Post Office - Gillette, WY 87216
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 44° 17.527 W 105° 30.228
13T E 459806 N 4904441
Quick Description: Now home to the Gillette Brewing Company, the 1935 Gillette Post Office is at 301 S Gillette Ave, Gillette, WY.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2020 12:54:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM134AZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
This building was was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The property's Registration Form notes that what makes the building significant is that it was one of the first federal buildings constructed in Gillette, and its uncharacteristic -- at least in northeastern Wyoming -- Classical Revival architecture, while "cookie cutter", made it stand out from existing buildings in a small town. It provided a reminder that the folks in Washington had their backs during difficult times, and its construction in 1935 during the Great Depression also provided needed jobs through the administration of the PWA.

Even the façade is a bit non-standard, in that the entrance is not at the center. The façade has seen few changes over time, and at a glance, the building could still be mistaken for a post office, especially since its cornerstone and the ghost of "United States Post Office Gillette Wyo" is still clearly visible above the entrance. The majority of the interior is one story despite the external appearance of two, and while one can visualize where things were when this was a post office, the interior has seen dramatic changes due to the building's use for restaurants and retail operations.

As to its current occupant, this is a nice place to enjoy a pizza and a beer, either one of theirs or one one of their guest brews, and the service is excellent.

Type of structure:: Stand alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 87216

Current Status:: Former Historic Location

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