United States Post Office–Salem Main

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US Post Office–Salem Main
US Post Office - Salem Main.jpg
Salem Post Office
United States Post Office–Salem Main is located in Massachusetts
United States Post Office–Salem Main
Location Salem, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′47″N 71°5′39″W / 42.37972°N 71.09417°W / 42.37972; -71.09417Coordinates: 42°22′47″N 71°5′39″W / 42.37972°N 71.09417°W / 42.37972; -71.09417
Built 1932
Architect Smith & Walker; Hadley, Robert W.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP June 4, 1986

The US Post Office—Salem Main is a historic post office building at 2 Margin Street in Salem, Massachusetts. It is one of Salem's finest civic Colonial Revival buildings. [2]The two story brick building was built in 1932 to a design by Wenham-based architect Philip Horton Smith of Smith & Walker. Its roof follows a cross-gable plan, with its main entry on the long side of the building, topped by a decorated pedimented gable. First floor windows are round-arched and slightly recessed, while those on the second floor are rectangular. A line of granite marks the transition to the cornice at the top of the facade; the cornice, along with the gable elements, features heavy dentil molding.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986;[1] it continues to serve as Salem's primary post office.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ [1] United States Post Office, Salem Branch
  3. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for United States Post Office - Salem Main". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-09.