United States Post Office–New London Main

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US Post Office-New London Main
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United States Post Office–New London Main is located in Connecticut
United States Post Office–New London Main
United States Post Office–New London Main is located in the US
United States Post Office–New London Main
Location 27 Masonic Street, New London, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°21′19″N 72°5′48″W / 41.35528°N 72.09667°W / 41.35528; -72.09667Coordinates: 41°21′19″N 72°5′48″W / 41.35528°N 72.09667°W / 41.35528; -72.09667
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1932
Architect Payne & Keefe
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 86000124[1]
Added to NRHP January 21, 1986

The U.S. Post Office-New London Main is located at 27 Masonic Street in New London, Connecticut. It is a three story steel-framed structure, finished in limestone on the ground floor, and in brick with limestone trim (notably pilasters and corner quoining) on the upper levels. Its main entrance is highlighted by bronze Art Deco panels of eagles, and eagles carved in limestone. The main lobby is decorated with Greek-themed Art Deco work, with multicolored marble floors. Murals depicting whaling activities line the walls. The building was designed by the local firm of Payne & Keefe, and built in 1933-34. The murals were funded by a Public Works of Art Project grant, executed by Thomas Sergeant LaFarge, and installed in 1938.[2]

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

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for US Post Office-New London Main" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-02-03.