United States Post Office–Stamford Main

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US Post Office–Stamford Main
Stamford Post Office, 421 Atlantic Street, Stamford (Fairfield County, Connecticut).jpg
Stamford Post Office
United States Post Office–Stamford Main is located in Connecticut
United States Post Office–Stamford Main
United States Post Office–Stamford Main is located in the US
United States Post Office–Stamford Main
Location 421 Atlantic St., Stamford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°2′59″N 73°32′22″W / 41.04972°N 73.53944°W / 41.04972; -73.53944Coordinates: 41°2′59″N 73°32′22″W / 41.04972°N 73.53944°W / 41.04972; -73.53944
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1916
Architect U.S. Treasury Dept.; McCaul, Charles, Co.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Mediterranean
NRHP reference # 85003328[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1985

The Stamford Main Post Office, also known as US Post Office–Stamford Main, is a historic post office building at 421 Atlantic Street in Stamford, Connecticut. The building, built in 1916 is prominent sited in downtown Stamford, being in view of the Connecticut Turnpike, and it is unusual for its Italianate style of architecture.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

The building was considered for resale and demolition in 2013. A federal judge ruled against the plan which may set a precedent to help preservationists save post offices nationwide. The National Trust for Historic Preservation cited the site as one of ten historic sites saved in 2013.[3]

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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. ^ Sylvan Limon (July 15, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: United States Post Office / Stamford Main Post Office" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying four photos, exterior, from 1982
  3. ^ staff (January 5, 2014). "A look at 10 historic sites save, 10 lost in 2013". Associated Press as reported by the Post Crescent. p. F3. 

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