United States Post Office–Lexington Main

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
US Post Office-Lexington Main
US Post Office, Lexington MA.jpg
US Post Office, Lexington Center
United States Post Office–Lexington Main is located in Massachusetts
United States Post Office–Lexington Main
United States Post Office–Lexington Main is located in the US
United States Post Office–Lexington Main
LocationLexington, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°26′49″N 71°13′32″W / 42.44694°N 71.22556°W / 42.44694; -71.22556Coordinates: 42°26′49″N 71°13′32″W / 42.44694°N 71.22556°W / 42.44694; -71.22556
ArchitectSimon, Louis A.; Sandros & Co.
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference #86001377 [1]
Added to NRHPJune 26, 1986

The US Post Office-Lexington Main is an historic post office at 1661 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington, Massachusetts. The single story brick Georgian Revival building was built in 1937 as part of a Depression era works program. The building has fairly modest styling: it has a belfry and cupola, and its entry is flanked by fluted engaged columns, and topped by a simple entablature, and an eagle set in a carved recess. The interior has marble terrazzo flooring, and marble wainscoting below otherwise plaster walls.[2]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for US Post Office-Lexington Main". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-07.