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Old Post Office and Clock Tower

  • Address: Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • Vicinity: 12th St NW
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Willoughby James Edbrooke Architect
1896/00/00 D S Hess and Company Interior Decorators D S Hess and Co are retained by the Treasury Department to design the interior decoration of the Washington DC Post Office. They were paid $319,400.

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Particulars for Old Post Office and Clock Tower:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Post Office
Architectural Style Richardsonian Romanesque
Architectural Style Romanesque Revival
Area of Significance Social History
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 73002105
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: Edbrooke,W.J.
Architectural Style: Other, Romanesque
Attribute: Richardsonian Romanesque
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1891, 1899, 1908
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Post office
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-Function: Government office

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