United States Post Office–South Norwalk Main

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US Post Office–South Norwalk Main
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View of main entrance on Washington Street, May 24, 2012
United States Post Office–South Norwalk Main is located in Connecticut
United States Post Office–South Norwalk Main
United States Post Office–South Norwalk Main is located in the US
United States Post Office–South Norwalk Main
Location 16 Washington St., Norwalk, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°5′56″N 73°25′17″W / 41.09889°N 73.42139°W / 41.09889; -73.42139Coordinates: 41°5′56″N 73°25′17″W / 41.09889°N 73.42139°W / 41.09889; -73.42139
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1936
Architect Thomas Harlan Ellett; Louis A. Simon
Architectural style Classical Revival, Late Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 86000126[1]
Added to NRHP January 21, 1986

The US Post Office–South Norwalk Main, also known as Norwalk Main Post Office, is located at 16 Washington Street in Norwalk, Connecticut. It is a single story steel and concrete structure, faced in limestone. It was designed in 1936, and built in 1937 with funding from the Works Progress Administration, and is an example of what has been termed "starved classicism". Its lobby areas are decorated by murals by Kindred McLeary (1901-1949) and other artists, funded by the Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

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