United States Parcel Post Station

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United States Parcel Post Station
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United States Parcel Post Station, March 2012
United States Parcel Post Station is located in Baltimore
United States Parcel Post Station
United States Parcel Post Station is located in Maryland
United States Parcel Post Station
United States Parcel Post Station is located in the US
United States Parcel Post Station
Location 1501 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°18′24″N 76°36′51″W / 39.30667°N 76.61417°W / 39.30667; -76.61417Coordinates: 39°18′24″N 76°36′51″W / 39.30667°N 76.61417°W / 39.30667; -76.61417
Area 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built 1929 (1929)
Architect Bishop, Knowlton & Crossen; Consolidated engineering co.
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 02001595[1]
Added to NRHP December 27, 2002

United States Parcel Post Station, also known as the Railway Express Building, is a historic post office structure located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is two stories high with the first floor at the St. Paul Street level and is supported by concrete piers that extend 35 feet down to the level of the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83). It was constructed in 1929 in a Classical Revival style and built of reinforced concrete with brick walls and limestone and terra cotta trim, the building is a parallelogram in plan, measuring 142 feet on the east and west and 269 feet deep. The principal facade features a 4 foot high limestone base and terra cotta capitals molded in the form of an American bald eagle within a wreath. The St. Paul Street facility and its location next to the Pennsylvania Railroad according to the U.S. Post Office Department in 1928 "would affect handling of parcel-post matter in Washington and delivery points as far as New York and Canada." Finally, the station was the first air rights development in the city.[2]

United States Parcel Post Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1] It is included in the Baltimore National Heritage Area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Charles Belfoure (June 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: United States Parcel Post Station" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Baltimore National Heritage Area Map" (PDF). City of Baltimore. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 

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