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Grafton in Walsh County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Grafton Post Office

Built in 1932

 
 
Grafton Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2022
1. Grafton Post Office Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 48° 25.161′ N, 97° 24.749′ W. Marker is in Grafton, North Dakota, in Walsh County. Marker is on Griggs Avenue just south of West 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the right of the front [west] entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 Griggs Avenue, Grafton ND 58237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding Grafton Post Office. National Register of Historic Places #89001756.

From the NRHP Nomination:
The exterior is trimmed in limestone at the sills, watertable, front portico columns, window lintels, keystones, and panels above the first story windows. The front steps and plinths are granite. The wall surrounding the front

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entrance at the portico is stuccoed and is original. The deck roof is slate and original and is punctuated by low small shed-roofed dormers. There were also several offices in the basement originally. The public lobby stretches across the front and was originally L-shaped with the stairs and lock boxes in a small el and door to the postmaster's office on the north side of the lobby. At the south end of the lobby was the original finance section.
 
Also see . . .  Grafton Post Office.
The Grafton Post Office in Grafton, North Dakota, United States, is a Colonial Revival building completed in 1932. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as U.S. Post Office-Grafton in 1989.
(Submitted on September 8, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Grafton Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2022
2. Grafton Post Office Marker
(marker is mounted just right of the front entrance)
Grafton Post Office Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2022
3. Grafton Post Office Cornerstone
(located at northwest corner of building)
Ogden L Mills
Secretary of the Treasury
James A Wetmore
Acting Supervising Architect
1932
Grafton Post Office (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2022
4. Grafton Post Office (southwest elevation)
Grafton Post Office (<i>west [front] elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 28, 2022
5. Grafton Post Office (west [front] elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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