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New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Federal Post Office

1870 – 1939

 
 
The Federal Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. The Federal Post Office Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the western wall of the Federal Post Office. Designed by Alfred B. Mullet – architect of the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. – the ornate building’s broad north façade faced City Hall, while its sides were angled to form a triangle that followed the contours of Park Row and Broadway. When the Post Office was demolished in 1939, the view of City Hall from lower Broadway was restored
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 40° 42.722′ N, 74° 0.469′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Row and Broadway, on the right when traveling west on Park Row. Click for map. Marker is located on the sidewalk at the southern edge of City Hall Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10279, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Windmill (here, next to this marker); The Bridewell 1775-1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); Woolworth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Poles (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker in Lower Manhattan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker in Lower Manhattan
September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); First Almshouse (within shouting distance of this marker); British Soldier’s Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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