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Stamford Post Office, 421 Atlantic Street, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT

Stamford Post Office, 421 Atlantic Street, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT

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Summary

Significance: Designed in 1914 and completed in 1916, the Stamford Post Office is an excellent example of an eclectic Neo-Renaissance style federal building constructed in the early twentieth century. As emphasized in the National Register nomination (1985), there are certain design elements that have enabled this post office "to hold a strong position as an important city landmark." These features include the Neo-Renaissance/Mediterranean Style, the raised entrance plaza, the red-clay tile hipped roof atop the dark brown bracketed wood projecting eaves, glass and bronze lanterns, the rhythm of arched bays, and the buff-colored masonry accented with glazed polychrome terra cotta tile. The Post Office helped to set the tone for further development of Atlantic Street. Designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department (at this time headed by Oscar Wenderoth), this historic property is one of the last post offices built to an individual design.
Survey number: HABS CT-467
Building/structure dates: 1915-1916 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1930 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1938-1941 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1975- before. 1980 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 85003328

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Wenderoth, Oscar
Charles McCaul Company
Tiffany & Company
Yale & Towne
Carlyle Furniture Company
McKee Company
Stamford Iron Works
Burnham Corporation
Campbell, John A
Trenton Potteries Company
Historical Perspectives, Incorporated, contractor
Vergara, M, transmitter
Stewart, Robert C, photographer
Bedford, Steven, historian
Saunders, Cece, historian
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Location

connecticut41.04980, -73.54012
Google Map of 41.0498025, -73.5401248
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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