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James Farley Post Office

  • Historical Name: US General Post Office

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1861/02/19 Hudson River Railroad Owner On his way to Washington DC, Abraham Lincoln's private train arrives at the Hudson River Railroad station (lost) in Chelsea, New York City. President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/02/19 Abraham Lincoln Passenger On his way to Washington DC, Abraham Lincoln's private train arrives at the Hudson River Railroad station (lost) in Chelsea, New York City. President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1865/04/25 Abraham Lincoln In Memoriam Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrives in New York City's Hudson River Station (lost). Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1912/00/00 McKim, Mead and White Architect Main Post Office is built, bearing the inscription: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
1912/12/00 US Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorizes local postmasters to respond to children. The first 'Operation Santa Claus' begins at the James Farley Post Office. Miracle on 34th Street
1933/00/00 Morgan Post Office Annex is constructed.

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Particulars for James Farley Post Office:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Owner Federal
Historic Use Post Office
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 29th January 1973

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: U.S. General Post Office
Registry Address: 8th Ave. between 31st and 33rd Sts.
Registry Number: 73002257
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Federal
Architect: McKim,Mead and White
Architectural Style: No style listed
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1910, 1913
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Post office
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-Function: Post office

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