Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Old Post Office
National Register of Historic Places
Construction of the Old Post Office established the presence of the federal government in this area. It was a project of the Public Buildings Program, a federal agency created by President Herbert Hoover. As one of the first buildings with reinforced concrete in Bend, the Old Post Office is characteristic of the architectural detailing popular in the 1930s.
This Heritage Walk plaque was donated in memory of Chuck Overbay, U.S. Forest Service (Marker Number A4 & B6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications. In addition, it is included in the Bend Heritage Walk, the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
Location. 44° 3.481′ N, 121° 18.925′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is on NW Wall Street south of NW Riverside Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Marker is a metal tablet mounted on a short pole. It is located Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 777 NW Wall Street, Bend OR 97701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Bulletin Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Theater (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Homesite (about 500 feet away); Clyde McKay Landmark (about 500 feet away); Buchwalter's (about 500 feet away); A.M. Drake Homesite (about 500 feet away); Founding of Bend (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
Also see . . . Old U.S. Post Office (Bend, Oregon).
According to its NRHP nomination, "the Post Office is a noteworthy example in Oregon of Stripped Classical architecture in which historical ornament is subordinated to a modernistic emphasis of geometric volume." (Submitted on January 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 5. submitted on January 27, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.