Bristol in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Bristol Tennessee Post Office & Custom House
National Register of Historic Places #85002772
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 36° 35.616′ N, 82° 11.059′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker can be reached from Shelby Street east of 7th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the right of the main front entrance, facing Shelby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 Shelby Street, Bristol TN 37620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isaac Shelby (1750-1826) (within shouting distance of this marker); Evan Shelby's Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby's Fort (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Country Music (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi Country: The Bristol SessionsFirst Country and Western Recording (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Bristol (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
Also see . . . The Old Custom House. In 1899, the architect James Knox Taylor designed the building known as The Bristol Post Office and Custom House. The building was constructed in the Beaux Arts style of architecture and opened in 1901. Its features include brick quoining, elaborate cut-stone cornices at the roof line, original cold-steel wrought iron pieces, and finely detailed leaded-glass windows, hand-carved oak and marbled interiors. The building served as Bristol, Tennessee’s main postal facility until 1983 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1985. (Submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.