Chardon in Geauga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
“Old” Chardon Post Oﬃce
Listed on the National register of Historic Places in 1974, this building was the post office from 1940 through 1986. It is an example of the Colonial Revival style common in the 1930s and 1940s. The exterior brick work, large Palladian window, and simple design were common in the building plans for era post offices. This simplicity enabled unskilled workers to be employed in public works projects. The building's interior still has the original portico, wood and marble-paneled walls, terrazzo floors, and mailing lobby. (Continued on other side)
(Continued from other side) It is one of two buildings in Chardon that were sponsored and developed by the New Deal Federal Works Agency, the other being Park Elementary School on the east side of Chardon Square. Congresswoman Frances P. Bolton was instrumental in obtaining this post office for Chardon. Located on the southwest corner of the building, the inset cornerstone memorializes its dedication. The postmistress at the time of the dedication was Leita Tuttle.
Erected 2012 by Neece, Malec, Seifert, & Vitaz,
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 41° 34.784′ N, 81° 12.193′ W. Marker is in Chardon, Ohio, in Geauga County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 South Street, Chardon OH 44024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chardon Business District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chardon Business District / Geauga County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fowlers Mill Historic District / Fowlers Mill (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Congregational Church of Claridon UCC (approx. 4˝ miles away); Fowlers Mill Historic District / A.B. Carlson Building (approx. 4˝ miles away); Welton Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Burton Congregational Church (approx. 8 miles away); Civil War Cannon (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chardon.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.