Milan in Gibson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
U.S. Post Office
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. 35° 55.144′ N, 88° 45.478′ W. Marker is in Milan, Tennessee, in Gibson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1170 S Main St, Milan TN 38358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gibson County Training School / Polk - Clark School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gibson County Training School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carroll County / Gibson County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Gibson County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Gordon Browning (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mount Zion (approx. 7.6 miles away); Medina Veterans Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); Humboldt Confederate Monument (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milan.
Regarding U.S. Post Office.
The building is a fine example of the simplified Classical Revival design popular for government buildings during the 1930*s. It has retained its architectural integrity on the exterior.
The building is significant as a representation of the federal government's efforts to alleviate unemployment during the Depression. An expanded public building program by the federal government during this era helped to stimulate the economy.
Also see . . . U.S. Post Office. Nomination (PDF) and photographs (separate PDF) submitted for the building's inclusion on the National Register. (Submitted on March 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.