Ogdensburg in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Federal Building (United States Courthouse)
National Register of Historic Places
In 1856, the City of Ogdensburg petitioned the U.S. Treasury Department to construct an imposing Federal building that would suitably reflect Ogdensburg's importance as northern New York's leading social and commercial center.
This structure was built between 1867 and 1870 after the design of Alfred B. Mullett (1834-1890) at a cost of $265,000. The neo-classical scheme, based on Palladian design, remains an important example of nineteenth-century civic architecture. Built of Berea sandstone and characterized by interior structural and decorative elements of iron, the three-story building measures one hundred-twenty by sixty feet.
In addition to its architectural significance, this structure housed the post office, a federal courtroom, and offices of the collector of Internal Revenue and the special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department. A bonded warehouse was located in the basement.
President Ulysses S. Grant attended a public reception here on August 7, 1872.
This building serves as the oldest active Post Office in New York State and is among the oldest in the United States.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 44° 41.741′ N, 75° 29.482′ W. Marker is in Ogdensburg, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is on State Street (New York State Route 68) north of Knox Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 431 State Street, Ogdensburg NY 13669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fine (within shouting distance of this marker); Remington Art Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); 311 Washington Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Frederic Remington (1861 - 1909) (approx. ¼ mile away); Ogdensburg And Forsyth: Friends Or Enemies (approx. ¼ mile away); Ogdensburg Public Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Operation Enduring Freedom Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogdensburg.
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