United States Post Office and Courthouse (Augusta, Georgia)

The United States Post Office and Courthouse in Augusta, Georgia is a U-shaped building that was built during 1915-16 as a post office and courthouse, with elements of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture including creamy marble walls and a red mission tile roof. Design credit is to U.S. Supervising Architect Oscar Wenderoth. The building was extended to the rear in 1936, and received interior modernizations in 1960 and 1971. It was vacated and extensively rehabilitated during 1992–96.[2]

United States Post Office and Courthouse
U.S. Post Office and Court House, Augusta (Richmond County, Georgia).jpg
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Augusta, Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Augusta, Georgia)
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Augusta, Georgia) is located in the United States
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Augusta, Georgia)
Location500 E. Ford St., Augusta, Georgia
Coordinates33°28′20″N 81°58′3″W / 33.47222°N 81.96750°W / 33.47222; -81.96750Coordinates: 33°28′20″N 81°58′3″W / 33.47222°N 81.96750°W / 33.47222; -81.96750
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1915-16, 1936, 1960, 1971, 1992-96
ArchitectOscar Wenderoth
Architectural styleRenaissance
NRHP reference No.99001648[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 21, 2000

Also known as United States Courthouse, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. It was deemed significant architecturally as an excellent example of Italian Renaissance Revival style, and historically as a symbol of Federal government presence in Augusta.[2]

Earlier post office in 1903

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b John H. Myers (May 18, 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: United States Post Office and Courthouse /United States Courthouse". National Park Service. Retrieved August 8, 2016. with 10 photos