United States Post Office (Astoria, Oregon)

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U.S. Post Office and Custom House
Photograph of the Astoria post office, a broad, institutional, two-story building in concrete or stone with a low-profile, red roof
View from the southeast, across Commercial Street, in 2010
Location750 Commercial Street
Astoria, Oregon
Coordinates46°11′21″N 123°50′07″W / 46.18929722°N 123.8352139°W / 46.18929722; -123.8352139Coordinates: 46°11′21″N 123°50′07″W / 46.18929722°N 123.8352139°W / 46.18929722; -123.8352139
Area40,000 square feet (3,700 m2)[1]
Built1933
Architectural styleClassical Revival[2]
Part ofAstoria Downtown Historic District[3] (#98000631)
MPSSignificant US Post Offices in Oregon 1900–1941 TR[4][2]
NRHP reference #85000542
Added to NRHPMarch 4, 1985

The United States Post Office in Astoria, Oregon, United States, is a historic building constructed in 1933. It is a two-story building on a raised basement. Its exterior dimensions are 79 by 137 feet (24 m × 42 m). Its 11-bay front facade is divided by flat fluted pilasters with Corinthian capitals supporting a full entablature, with a balustraded parapet above, and a red-tiled hipped roof rising behind that. Its foundations had to be blasted by dynamite.[1]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 under its historic name U.S. Post Office and Custom House.[4][2]

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  1. ^ a b Kolva, H. J. (September 5, 1984), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form for Federal Properties: U.S. Post Office and Custom House, Astoria, Oregon (PDF), retrieved May 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved May 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Goodenberger, John E. (August 19, 1997), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Astoria Downtown Historic District (PDF), retrieved May 30, 2017.
  4. ^ a b National Park Service (March 15, 1985), Weekly announcement of National Register of Historic Places actions (PDF), p. 29, retrieved May 30, 2017.

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