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United States Post Office

Landmarks of New York

 
 
United States Post Office Marker, 1963 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 3, 2019
1. United States Post Office Marker, 1963
Inscription.  
The older section of this Romanesque Revival building was begun in 1885 and completed in 1892. The plans of Mifflin E. Bell, the original architect, were modified by William A. Freret, his successor as supervising architect of the Treasury Department, while the building was under construction. The addition was begun in 1930 and finished three years later.
 
Erected by The New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 40° 41.719′ N, 73° 59.406′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Cadman Plaza West and Johnson Street, on the right when traveling north on Cadman Plaza West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 271 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Brooklyn Post Office (here, next to this marker); Henry Ward Beecher (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Veterans Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christopher Columbus
United States Post Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 3, 2019
2. United States Post Office
or Brooklyn GPO, as I knew it.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(about 500 feet away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (about 500 feet away); The Brooklyn Historical Society (about 600 feet away); John Cashmore (about 600 feet away); Stanley A. Bosworth (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Regarding United States Post Office. This is the only instance I have yet found of the NYCT having two markers for the same building.
The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  Federal Building and Post Office (Brooklyn). Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
<i>Post Office, Brooklyn, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
3. Post Office, Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on June 7, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022