United States Post Office-Main Branch (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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United States Post Office-Main Branch
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United States Post Office-Main Branch, April 2010
United States Post Office-Main Branch (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is located in Philadelphia
United States Post Office-Main Branch (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States Post Office-Main Branch (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
United States Post Office-Main Branch (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States Post Office-Main Branch (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is located in the US
United States Post Office-Main Branch (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Location 2970 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′21″N 75°10′58″W / 39.95583°N 75.18278°W / 39.95583; -75.18278Coordinates: 39°57′21″N 75°10′58″W / 39.95583°N 75.18278°W / 39.95583; -75.18278
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1931-1935
Architect Rankin & Kellogg; et al.
Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP reference # 06000782[1]
Added to NRHP September 5, 2006

United States Post Office-Main Branch is a historic post office building located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located across from Amtrak's 30th Street Station. It was built between 1931 and 1935, and is a six-story, steel frame building clad in limestone in the Art Deco-style. It measures 386 feet (118 m) wide and 455 feet (139 m) long.[2] The facility closed on September 29, 2008[3] when main distribution center activities moved to a new facility adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport. A new retail location was opened nearby at 3000 Chestnut Street.

The building has been converted into office space, including the regional headquarters of the IRS.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Sheryl Jaslow (July 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: United States Post Office-Main Branch" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ "End of An Era for Philadelphia Main Post Office." United States Postal Service. September 19, 2008. Retrieved April 17, 2009. Archived June 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.