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United States Post Office (Far Rockaway, Queens)

US Post Office-Far Rockaway is a historic post office building located at Far Rockaway in Queens County, New York, United States. It was built in 1935, and is one of six post offices in New York State designed by architect Eric Kebbon as a consultant to the Office of the Supervising Architect. It is a two-story brick building with limestone trim and a low granite base in the Colonial Revival style. Its main facade features a centrally placed polygonal shaped frontispiece with a rounded dome inspired by Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. It also has a grand entrance vestibule.[3]

US Post Office-Far Rockaway
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United States Post Office (Far Rockaway, Queens) is located in New York City
United States Post Office (Far Rockaway, Queens)
United States Post Office (Far Rockaway, Queens) is located in New York
United States Post Office (Far Rockaway, Queens)
United States Post Office (Far Rockaway, Queens) is located in the United States
United States Post Office (Far Rockaway, Queens)
Location1836 Mott Ave.,[2]
Far Rockaway, Queens
Coordinates40°36′12″N 73°45′3″W / 40.60333°N 73.75083°W / 40.60333; -73.75083Coordinates: 40°36′12″N 73°45′3″W / 40.60333°N 73.75083°W / 40.60333; -73.75083
Arealess than one acre
Built1935
ArchitectKebbon, Eric
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPSUS Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR
NRHP reference #88002500[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 17, 1988

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Address based on USPS website. Accessed April 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-04-01. Note: This includes Larry E. Gobrecht (November 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Far Rockaway Post Office" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01. and Accompanying three photographs