US Post Office

Architectural Tour of Clinton

US Post Office

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


U. S. Post Office, 301 5th Avenue South; 1901-1902; James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect, U. S. Treasury Department; Louis Simon, Architect; M. Yeager & Son, Contractor. A large, one and one-half story building, the Post Office is clad with stone and has a flat roof. An addition of similar style was built to the rear in 1934 by John Redding, contractor, of Whiting, Indiana with Henry Hines as Construction Engineer. The entry steps on the east were a 1966 revision as designed by the GSA Design and construction Division, Region 6, Kansas City, Missouri.The Building is highly eclectic in design derivation. The massiveness, monumentality, use of Ionic column capitals, and other classical elements are of Neo-Classical Revival Style, while the emphasis on raked horizontal joints of the stonework and window head work suggests a rustification and scale of Renaissance Style-inspired design.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Architectural Tour of Clinton


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