Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building

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Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building
Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building.jpg
Front and western side of the building
Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building
Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building is located in Indiana
Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building
Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building is located in the US
Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building
Location 7th and Cherry, Terre Haute, Indiana
Coordinates 39°28′2″N 87°24′27″W / 39.46722°N 87.40750°W / 39.46722; -87.40750Coordinates: 39°28′2″N 87°24′27″W / 39.46722°N 87.40750°W / 39.46722; -87.40750
Area 74,515 square feet
Built 1934
Architect Miller and Yeager
Architectural style Art deco
MPS Downtown Terre Haute MRA
NRHP Reference # 84003813[1]
Added to NRHP August 13, 1984

The Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building is a historic structure in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The first post office and federal building at this site opened in 1887. When this building was demolished in 1933, work began on the current structure. (The columns and pediment from the first post office now make up part of the Chauncey Rose Memorial in Terre Haute's Fairbanks Park.) The current building was funded as Public Work Project under the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The three-story Art Deco-style post office was built 1934 to the designs of Terre Haute-based architects Miller & Yeager for the cost of around $450,000.[2] Completed on December 1, 1934, the building opened to the public in 1935. It originally was home to the post office, the Social Security Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service and the federal court. The federal courtroom features a mural by Frederick Webb Ross titled "The Signing of the Magna Carta."[3][4]:Part 1, p. 35

The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

In 2007, the GSA turned over the facility to Indiana State; following a $30-million dollar, multi-year renovation; the building became the new home of the Indiana State University Scott College of Business. The first classes were held during the Fall 2012 semester.[5][self-published source?]

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  1. ^ "Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Questionnaire for Architects' Roster and/or Register of Architects Qualified for Federal Public Works [1] June 13, 1946.
  3. ^ Patrick, Linda (April 15, 2007). "Historical Treasure: Downtown U.S. Post Office is a 'classic'". Tribune-Star. Terre Haute, Indiana. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01.  Note: This includes Alan Goebes (March 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Historic Resources of Downtown Terre Haute (Part 1)" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01.  and Alan Goebes (March 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Historic Resources of Downtown Terre Haute (Part 2)" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  5. ^ "COB Steps Closer to Downtown Move". Scott College of Business Magazine. Indiana State University. Retrieved 1 April 2015.