Bellingham (City Center), WA - 98225
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 48° 45.063 W 122° 28.668
10U E 538384 N 5399913
Quick Description: [EN] The Bellingham Post Office is located in Washington State, in Whatcom County. [FR] Le bureau de poste de Bellingham est situé dans l'État de Washington, dans le comté de Whatcom.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2022 7:24:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM16N0Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 3

Long Description:

"The United States Post Office and Courthouse in Bellingham, Washington, also known as the Federal Building, was built in 1912-13. It was designed by James Knox Taylor in the style of Renaissance architecture.

It historically served as a courthouse, post office, and government office building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

It is a 4-story building measuring 122 feet (37 m) by 105 feet (32 m).

The Bellingham FB belongs to what Marcus Whiffen called the "Second Renaissance Revival" style. Reminiscent of the size and proportion of Italian Renaissance palaces, the FB has a straight facade, without any considerable protrusion or setback in the main mass of the building.

Typical of the Renaissance style, the FB facades are clearly divided into lower, middle and upper parts. The building sits on a smooth, rusticated ground floor. The horizontal joints between the rows of stones on the ground floor are accentuated by the radiating voussoirs surrounding the arched windows on the ground floor.

The smooth sandstone surfaces of the second and third floors provide a neutral backdrop for the arched and pedimented windows. An ornate cornice with a sloping mission tile roof crowns the building.

Some elements of the Mediterranean style are evident in the mission's red-tiled roof, topped with copper clad dormers. The entablatures on the dormers are similar to the main entablature of the building

The inscription UNITED STATES POST OFFICE is inscribed on a bronze plaque on the facade. Opening hours Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Sunday Closed

The customer service postal facility offers mail and package delivery services, post office box services, and passport services. The USPS operates as an independent agency within the federal government, funded entirely by revenue generated from its operations.

This location serves 46,172 residents of Bellingham, it is estimated that approximately 73,696 parcels pass through this post office each year. "

Sources : The Building

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" Le bureau de poste et le palais de justice des États-Unis à Bellingham, Washington, également connu sous le nom de Federal Building, ont été construits en 1912-13. Il a été conçu par James Knox Taylor dans le style de l'architecture de la Renaissance.

Il a servi historiquement de palais de justice, de bureau de poste et d'immeuble de bureaux du gouvernement. Il a été inscrit au registre national des lieux historiques en 1979.

Il s'agit d'un bâtiment de 4 étages de 122 pieds (37 m) sur 105 pieds (32 m).

Le Bellingham FB appartient à ce que Marcus Whiffen a appelé le style "Second Renaissance Revival". Rappelant la dimension et la proportion des palais de la Renaissance italienne, le FB est à façade droite, sans aucune saillie ou retrait considérable dans la masse principale du bâtiment.

Typiques du style Renaissance, les façades FB sont clairement divisées en parties inférieure, médiane et supérieure. Le bâtiment repose sur un rez-de-chaussée lisse et rustiqué. Les joints horizontaux entre les rangées de pierres du rez-de-chaussée sont accentués par les voussoirs rayonnants entourant les fenêtres cintrées du rez-de-chaussée.

Les surfaces lisses en grès des deuxième et troisième étages offrent un arrière-plan neutre pour les fenêtres cintrées et à fronton. Une corniche ornée avec un toit en tuiles de mission en pente couronne le bâtiment.

Certains éléments du style méditerranéen sont évidents dans le toit en tuiles rouges de la mission, surmonté de lucarnes recouvertes de cuivre. Les entablements sur les lucarnes sont similaires à l'entablement principal du bâtiment

L'inscription UNITED STATES POST OFFICE est inscrite sur une plaque de bronze sur la façade. Horaires d'ouverture du lundi au vendredi de 8h30 à 17h00, le samedi de 9h00 à 13h00, le dimanche fermé

L'installation postale du service à la clientèle offre des services de livraison de courrier et de colis, des services de boîte postale et des services de passeport. L'USPS fonctionne comme une agence indépendante au sein du gouvernement fédéral, entièrement financée par les revenus générés par ses opérations.

Cet emplacement dessert 46 172 résidents de Bellingham, on estime qu'environ 73 696 colis passent par ce bureau de poste chaque année."

Sources : Le Building

Type of structure:: Stand alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 98225

Current Status:: Still in Use

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