Federal Courthouse and Post Office (Mankato, Minnesota)

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Federal Courthouse and Post Office
Federal Courthouse & Post Office.jpg
The Federal Courthouse and Post Office from the west
Federal Courthouse and Post Office (Mankato, Minnesota) is located in Minnesota
Federal Courthouse and Post Office (Mankato, Minnesota)
Federal Courthouse and Post Office (Mankato, Minnesota) is located in the US
Federal Courthouse and Post Office (Mankato, Minnesota)
Location401 S. 2nd St., Mankato, Minnesota
Coordinates44°9′49″N 94°0′14″W / 44.16361°N 94.00389°W / 44.16361; -94.00389Coordinates: 44°9′49″N 94°0′14″W / 44.16361°N 94.00389°W / 44.16361; -94.00389
Arealess than one acre
Built1896, 1932, 1965
ArchitectWilliam Martin Aiken; Office of the Supervising Architect under James A. Wetmore
Architectural styleRomanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference #80001945[1]
Added to NRHPJune 17, 1980

The Federal Courthouse and Post Office in Mankato, Minnesota, United States, was built in 1896 and expanded in 1932 and 1965. It is designed in Romanesque or Richardsonian Romanesque style, originally with a tower, by Supervising Architect William Martin Aiken. Also known as Federal Post Office and Courthouse, it served historically as a courthouse and as a post office. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

The 1932 expansion, designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect under James A. Wetmore, more than doubled the size of the building; the 1965 expansion to the rear, credited to Edward W. Novak, was less dramatic. Both expansions were compatible in style and materials.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Dennis Gimmestad (March 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Federal Courthouse and Post Office". National Park Service. Retrieved September 5, 2016. with photo from 1979