United States Post Office and Customs House–Douglas Main

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US Post Office and Customs House--Douglas Main
Exterior of the Douglas, AZ post office..jpg
United States Post Office and Customs House–Douglas Main is located in Arizona
United States Post Office and Customs House–Douglas Main
United States Post Office and Customs House–Douglas Main is located in the US
United States Post Office and Customs House–Douglas Main
Location 601 Tenth St., Douglas, Arizona
Coordinates 31°20′41″N 109°33′10″W / 31.34472°N 109.55278°W / 31.34472; -109.55278Coordinates: 31°20′41″N 109°33′10″W / 31.34472°N 109.55278°W / 31.34472; -109.55278
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1915
Built by Grant Fee
Architect Wetmore, James A.
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Part of Douglas Historic District (#85000146)
MPS Historic US Post Offices in Arizona, 1900--1941, TR
NRHP reference # 85003104[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 3, 1985
Designated {{{NRHP_TYPE}}} January 31, 1985

The U.S. Post Office and Customs House-Douglas Main, also known as Douglas Post Office and Customs House or Douglas Main Post Office, is a Beaux-Arts building in Douglas, Arizona that was designed in 1912 and built in 1915. The building provided spaces for a post office, a custom house and Federal offices.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1985.[1] The NRHP nomination reports that the building is the most important example of Neo-Classical design in Douglas, and that the town's obtaining this as its first Federal building was important to the city. The securing of funding for the building, its site selection, and its completion were major local events.[2]

It is a contributing building in the Douglas Historic District.[2]

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