Ogdensburg in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Federal Building (United States Courthouse)
National Register of Historic Places
In 1856, the City of Ogdensburg petitioned the U.S. Treasury Department to construct an imposing Federal building that would suitably reflect Ogdensburg's importance as northern New York's leading social and commercial center.
This structure was built between 1867 and 1870 after the design of Alfred B. Mullett (1834-1890) at a cost of $265,000. The neo-classical scheme, based on Palladian design, remains an important example of nineteenth-century civic architecture. Built of Berea sandstone and characterized by interior structural and decorative elements of iron, the three-story building measures one hundred-twenty by sixty feet.
In addition to its architectural significance, this structure housed the post office, a federal courtroom, and offices of the collector of Internal Revenue and the special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department. A bonded warehouse was located in the basement.
President Ulysses S. Grant attended a public reception here on August 7, 1872.
This building serves as the oldest active Post Office in New York State and is among the oldest in the United States.
Location. 44° 41.741′ N, 75° 29.482′ W. Marker is Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 431 State Street, Ogdensburg NY 13669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fine (within shouting distance of this marker); Remington Art Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); 311 Washington Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederic Remington (1861 - 1909) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ogdensburg And Forsyth: Friends Or Enemies (approx. ¼ mile away); Ogdensburg Public Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Operation Enduring Freedom Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ogdensburg.
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