United States Post Office (Geneva, New York)

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US Post Office-Geneva
U.S. Post Office Geneva NY Jul 08.jpg
U.S. Post Office, Geneva NY, July 2008
United States Post Office (Geneva, New York) is located in New York
United States Post Office (Geneva, New York)
United States Post Office (Geneva, New York) is located in the US
United States Post Office (Geneva, New York)
Location 67 Castle St., Geneva, New York
Coordinates 42°52′3″N 76°59′7″W / 42.86750°N 76.98528°W / 42.86750; -76.98528Coordinates: 42°52′3″N 76°59′7″W / 42.86750°N 76.98528°W / 42.86750; -76.98528
Area less than one acre
Built 1905
Architect Taylor, James Knox; Simon, Louis A.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR
NRHP reference # 88002523[1]
Added to NRHP May 11, 1989

US Post Office—Geneva is a historic post office building located at Geneva in Ontario County, New York. It is a symmetrically massed one story structure faced with red brick and trimmed in limestone. It was constructed in 1905-1906 and is the first post office constructed in New York state in the Colonial Revival style. It is one of 13 post offices in New York State designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department under James Knox Taylor. The entrance portico features four Doric columns supporting a full Doric entablature and pediment with an oculus in its tympanum. The interior features a mural titled "The Vineyard" by Peter Blume and installed in 1942.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1] It is located in the Geneva Downtown Commercial Historic District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-04-01. Note: This includes Larry E. Gobrecht (December 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Geneva Post Office" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01. and Accompanying 21 photographs