Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Downtown Postal Station, Tampa, Florida —
June 7, 1974
Downtown Postal Station
James Knox Taylor
This property significantly contributes to the
nation's cultural heritage
Commemorated June 1976
Gerald R. Ford, President of The United States
Jack Eckerd, Administrator of General Services
Erected 1976. (Marker Number 74000633.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 7, 1974.
Location. 27° 56.992′ N, 82° 27.457′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of North Florida Avenue and East Twiggs Street, on the right when traveling north on North Florida Avenue. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacred Heart Church (within shouting distance of this marker); WDAE-Florida's First Radio Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company (about 500 feet away); Tampa Theatre (about 500 feet away); First Lt. Baldomero Lopez (about 500 feet away); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); Courthouse Square (about 600 feet away); Woolworth Sit-In (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The NRHP plaque is mounted on the base of the lamp-post to the right side of the building's front steps.
Regarding Federal Building. Construction was completed on the building in 1905, with subsequent additions in later years. The four-story building features Classical Revival elements, including Corinthian columns at the front portico. The oldest significant building in Tampa originally designed for government use, it first served as a post office, then as a U.S. courthouse. When the Sam Gibbons Federal Court Building was completed in 1997, the old Federal Building was sold to the City of Tampa for $1. Since that time, several ideas for the building's use have been proposed, including homeless shelter, museum, and school. Due to a lack of funding to implement such proposals, the building has remained vacant.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 5. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.