Federal Building (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)

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The Federal Building in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, has been the main Adams County Library since TBD[when?] and was the 1912-1962 War Department/National Park Service headquarters of the Gettysburg National Military Park[1] and the 1912-TBD US Post Office. The front steps and columns along Baltimore Street (formerly the entrance) are similar to the 19XX Lincoln Memorial style of Federal architecture.

History[edit]

The US post office in 1863 on the west of the borough square (later the site of the 1906 First National Bank building),[1] was captured by the Army of Northern Virginia during the Battle of Gettysburg, and a new facility for federal offices was requested in 1910.[2] After construction on the design by GNMP superintendent Emmor Cope had begun, it was suspended until later completed. While convalescing after a heart attack, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had a 1955 office in the building.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "title tbd". 1912. 

Coordinates: 41°08′40″N 78°47′57″W / 41.14456°N 78.79926°W / 41.14456; -78.79926