Cordova Post Office and Courthouse

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Cordova Post Office and Courthouse
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
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 612 2nd Street, Cordova, Alaska
Coordinates 60°32′39″N 145°45′24″W / 60.54411°N 145.75662°W / 60.54411; -145.75662Coordinates: 60°32′39″N 145°45′24″W / 60.54411°N 145.75662°W / 60.54411; -145.75662
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1924
NRHP reference # 77001571[1]
AHRS # COR-083
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 2, 1977
Designated AHRS 1970

The Cordova Post Office and Courthouse is a historic government building at 612 2nd Street 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.

Currently, the building is utilized as the office for the Chugach National Forest's Cordova Ranger District.[3]

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