Old Post Office and Courthouse (Auburn, New York)

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Former U.S. Post Office
and Federal Courthouse
Post Office and Federal Court House Auburn.jpg
(2009)
Old Post Office and Courthouse (Auburn, New York) is located in New York
Old Post Office and Courthouse (Auburn, New York)
Location 151-157 Genesee St.
Auburn, New York
Coordinates: 42°55′49″N 76°34′12″W / 42.93028°N 76.57000°W / 42.93028; -76.57000
Built 1888–1890
Architect Mifflin E. Bell (main block)
James M. Elliot (1914 addition)
Architectural style Queen Anne, Romanesque, Richardsonian Ramanesque
Governing body local
NRHP Reference # 91000722[1]
Added to NRHP June 11, 1991

The Old Post Office and Courthouse is a historic courthouse and former post office located at 157 Genessee Street in Auburn, New York. It was built in 1888–1890 and was designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, Mifflin E. Bell, in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The limestone-and-brick building was expanded in 1913–1914, designed by James M. Elliot, and again in 1937. It serves as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.[2] The massive, asymmetrical, 2 12-story main block (1888) includes a 3-story tower at the southwest corner, a 2 12-story stair tower, and two massive Richardsonian Romanesque–style entrances.

The building was surplussed by the Federal government in the 1980s and acquired by Cayuga County.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

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