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Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Old Post Office

National Register of Historic Places

 
 
Old Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 28, 2015
1. Old Post Office Marker
Inscription.  
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.

Built: 1932

This Heritage Walk plaque was donated in memory of Chuck Overbay, U.S. Forest Service
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists.
 
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 near the sidewalk in front of the subject building.
Former Bend, Oregon Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 28, 2015
2. Former Bend, Oregon Post Office
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bend Veterans Peace Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Logs Finally Become Lumber (approx. ¾ mile away); The Mill Transformed Trees into Highly Prized Lumber (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thank Goodness for Water and Gravity (approx. 0.9 miles away); Today's Old Mill District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Location, Location & Location (approx. 0.9 miles away); Journey of the Log to Lumber (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oregon's Fabled "High Desert" (approx. 1.6 miles 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.) 
 
Former Bend, Oregon Post Office (<i>view from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 28, 2015
3. Former Bend, Oregon Post Office (view from marker)
Former Bend, Oregon Post Office (<i>corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 28, 2015
4. Former Bend, Oregon Post Office (corner view)
<i>Street Scene, Bend, Oregon</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1950
5. Street Scene, Bend, Oregon
The post office is visible on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 14 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.
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