United States Post Office (Old Chelsea Station)

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United States Post Office
Old Chelsea Station
Old Chelsea Station Post Offiice from west.jpg
(January 2011)
United States Post Office (Old Chelsea Station) is located in New York City
United States Post Office (Old Chelsea Station)
United States Post Office (Old Chelsea Station) is located in New York
United States Post Office (Old Chelsea Station)
United States Post Office (Old Chelsea Station) is located in the US
United States Post Office (Old Chelsea Station)
Location 217 W. 18th St.
Manhattan, New York
Coordinates 40°44′30″N 73°59′56″W / 40.74167°N 73.99889°W / 40.74167; -73.99889Coordinates: 40°44′30″N 73°59′56″W / 40.74167°N 73.99889°W / 40.74167; -73.99889
Area less than one acre
Built 1935
Architect Kebbon, Eric; Fiene, Paul
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR
NRHP Reference # 88002365[1]
Added to NRHP May 11, 1989

The United States Post Office Old Chelsea Station, originally known as "Station O", is a historic post office building located at 217 West 18th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1935, and designed by consulting architect Eric Kebbon for the Office of the Supervising Architect. The building is a seven bay wide two story brick building, trimmed in limestone in the Colonial Revival style. The main entrance features a ten light transom, Doric order pilasters, and a blind stone fanlight with carved eagles. The interior features two bas relief cast stone panels of woodland animals titled "Deer" and "Bear" executed in 1938 by artist Paul Fiene.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[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. ^ Larry E. Gobrecht (November 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Old Chelsea Station Post Office". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-10-01.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 

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