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The Federal Post Office 1870-1939

 
 
The Federal Post Office 1870-1939 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
1. The Federal Post Office 1870-1939 Marker
Inscription.  
In 1866, New York City sold the southern tip of City Hall Park to the Federal government. In 1870, construction began on the building that would become known as the Federal Post Office. The ornate four-story structure was designed in the French Second Empire style. The building’s broad north façade faced City Hall, while the sides were angled to form a triangle that followed the contours of Park Row and Broadway.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunications.
 
Location. 40° 42.724′ N, 74° 0.429′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Park Row. The marker is just to the east of the Mould Fountain at the south end of the park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain 1871-1920 (a few steps from this marker); The Croton Fountain 1842-1870 (a few steps from this marker); Canadian Burr Oak (within shouting
The Federal Post Office 1870-1939 Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 15, 2019
2. The Federal Post Office 1870-1939 Marker site
The Mould Fountain is nearby.
distance of this marker); New York City Hall Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mail Street 1875-1939 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bridewell 1775-1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Poles (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Lost 1880 City Hall Post Office. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The Federal Post Office 1870-1939 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
3. The Federal Post Office 1870-1939 Marker
A different marker with a laser printed image was once in the vicinity but has since been removed.
The Federal Post Office building image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa Unknown
4. The Federal Post Office building
The Post Office is the massive building to the left. Next to it is the Woolworth Building, with City Hall in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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