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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Federal Building

 
 
Old Federal Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Old Federal Building Marker
Inscription. 125 S. Maple Avenue. Completed 1895. Constructed using the Richardson-Romanesque Style of architecture, this building served as a Post Office and United States Courthouse.
 
Location. 39° 27.411′ N, 77° 58′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on King Street (U.S. 11) near Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen (a few steps from this marker); World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Martinsburg (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sumner-Ramer Memorial School (approx. mile away); J. R. Clifford (approx. mile away); “Oh Shenandoah, I Long to See You!” (approx. mile away); Belle Boyd House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Regarding Old Federal Building.
Old Federal Building image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Old Federal Building
Marker is on the wall to the right of the door.
Building is empty and appears to be under renovation.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Federal Building image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
3. Old Federal Building
The Martinsburg / Berkeley Riflemen marker can be seen in the distance on the left.
Post Office and Federal Court, Martinsburg, W. Va. image. Click for full size.
J. J. Prats Postcard Collection
4. Post Office and Federal Court, Martinsburg, W. Va.
“This imposing three-story building, on the corner of King street and Maple avenue, was erected in 1895 by Uncle Sam at a cost of $85,000. The first floor is used as the local post office, where thirty-four men are employed and nine city and six rural routes are served. Before this building was erected the post office was located on East Burke street. The second and third stories serve the Federal Court of the Northern District of West Virginia, which is composed of twenty-four counties. It as in this building that Grady Webb, the famous mail train robber, was tried and convicted.” 1925 postcard published by the Shenandoah Publishing House in Strasburg, Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,630 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on September 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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