United States Post Office and Courthouse (Devils Lake, North Dakota)
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
|Location||502 4th St., Devils Lake, North Dakota|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||General Construction Co.|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|Governing body||United States Postal Service|
|NRHP Reference #||78001993|
|Added to NRHP||June 22, 1978|
The U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Devils Lake, North Dakota, was built in 1908. It was designed by James Knox Taylor and includes Classical Revival architecture. Also known as Devils Lake Post Office and as the Federal Building, it served historically as a courthouse and as a post office. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
According to its NRHP nomination, its Greek Revival styling is rare in North Dakota, and especially in Devils Lake, a "small rurally oriented community". In addition, the "quality of materials and workmanship set a nearly unattainable standard among contemporary buildings and, therefore, the 'Federal Building' became a cultural and artistic landmark to the community, a source of prestige still felt and honored."
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Walter L. Bailey (May 3, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: U.S. Post Office and Courthouse". National Park Service. and accompanying photos
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