United States Post Office (Canal Street Station)

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United States Post Office
Canal Street Station
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Canal Street Station, February 2009
United States Post Office (Canal Street Station) is located in New York City
United States Post Office (Canal Street Station)
Location 350 Canal Street,
Tribeca, Manhattan,
New York City
Coordinates: 40°44′18″N 74°0′14″W / 40.73833°N 74.00389°W / 40.73833; -74.00389
Area 1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Built 1937
Architect Alan Balch Mills
Wheeler Williams (interior relief)
Architectural style Art Moderne
Governing body U.S. Postal Service
MPS US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR
NRHP Reference # 88002358[1]
Added to NRHP May 11, 1989

The United States Post Office Canal Street Station, originally known as "Station B", is a historic post office building located at 350 Canal Street at the corner of Church Street in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1937, and designed by consulting architect Alan Balch Mills for the Office of the Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury.

The building is a two story and symmetrically massed, clad with buff terra cotta panels with a black terra cotta base in the Moderne style. It features a fluted terra cotta frieze with a tarnished silver finish.[2] According to the AIA Guide to New York City, "[t]he articularted inset bay windows on Church Streets are a wonderful mannerism ... [that] give[s] the allusion of scanning the streets north and south, and add plasticity to the building."[3] The interior features a relief executed in 1938 by artist Wheeler Williams and titled "Indian Bowman."[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Larry E. Gobrecht (December 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Canal Street Station Post Office". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-10-01.  See also: "Accompanying seven photos". 
  3. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p.81

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