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|
|NRHP Reference #||72000839|
|Added to NRHP||March 16, 1972|
Formerly the tallest building in the city of Buffalo from 1901 to 1912. It was designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the old U.S. Post Office Department during the tenure of Jeremiah O'Rourke when construction started in 1897. The $1,500,000 building opened in 1901 during the tenure of James Knox Taylor 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 various federal offices. Since 1981, it has been home to the city campus of the Erie Community College.
National Register of Historic Places
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Old Post Office". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes T. Robins Brown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: U.S. Post Office" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. and Accompanying three photographs
- "Old Post Office". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-25.
- 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
|Tallest Building in Buffalo
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