Cordova Post Office and Courthouse

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Cordova Post Office and Courthouse
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse, Second Street, Cordova (Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska).jpg
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse
Cordova Post Office and Courthouse is located in Alaska
Cordova Post Office and Courthouse
Location 2nd St., Cordova, Alaska
Coordinates 60°32′42″N 145°45′18″W / 60.54500°N 145.75500°W / 60.54500; -145.75500Coordinates: 60°32′42″N 145°45′18″W / 60.54500°N 145.75500°W / 60.54500; -145.75500
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1924
Governing body U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
NRHP Reference # 77001571[1]
Added to NRHP August 2, 1977

The Cordova Post Office and Courthouse is a historic government building on 2nd Street at Federal Avenue in Cordova, Alaska. It is an L-shaped building, its structure determined in part by the site, which is set into a hill. At the front it is three stories in height and five bays wide, with its main entrance in the leftmot bay, sheltered by a modern solid canopy. The exterior is finished in concrete. The interior originally had the post office on the first floor, a courtroom and judge's chambers on the second floor, and other court offices and a law library on the third floor.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977,[1] at which time it was reported to be the oldest post office building in Alaska still in use as a post office.[2] Cordova's main post office is now at 502 Railroad Avenue, and its court is now located at 500 Water Street.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Lavon Branshaw, Glenn Mast, and Hollis Henrichs (May 6, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Cordova Post Office and Courthouse". National Park Service.  and Accompanying photo, exterior, from 1974