Old Post Office (Buffalo, New York)
U.S. Post Office
Old Post Office, Buffalo NY, December 2009
|Location||121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York|
|Architect||Taylor, James Knox|
|Governing body||Private (Erie Community College)|
|NRHP Reference #||72000839|
|Added to NRHP||March 16, 1972|
The Old Post Office, also known as U.S. Post Office, is a historic post office building located at 121 Ellicott Street in Buffalo in Erie County, New York. It was the tallest building in the city from 1901 to 1912. It was designed by Supervising Architect James Knox Taylor and construction started in 1897. The $1,500,000 building opened in 1901 and operated as Buffalo's central post office until 1963. The highly ornamented Gothic Revival style four story building features a 244 foot tower over the central entrance. The main feature of the interior is a roofed courtyard. It was subsequently occupied by federal offices. Since 1981, it has been home to the city campus of Erie Community College.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- "Old Post Office". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- T. Robins Brown (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: U.S. Post Office". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-07-25. See also: "Accompanying three photos".
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- Media related to Old Post Office (Buffalo, New York) at Wikimedia Commons
- U.S. Post Office - U.S. National Register of Historic Places on Waymarking.com
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. NY-5605, "U.S. Post Office, 121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, Erie County, NY", 18 photos, 8 data pages
- Erie Community College :: ECC Home
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