Old Post Office – Silver City NM

Description

This colorful post office was built in 1934 by the Treasury Department. It is a one-story hollow tile construction with a basement. It has modified Mission-style arches, relief ornamentation and entablature with finials over front entrance, double-leaf front doors, transom covered by row of turned spindles, two gabled skylights. The contractor was Robert E. McKee of El Paso.

The building is still standing but was discontinued as post office in mid-1970s. As of Summer 2012, the building is vacant and up for sale.

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Source notes

http://www.flickr.com/photos/courthouselover/3155597054/in/photostream/

Location Info

W Broadway St. and N. Pinos Altos Rd.
Silver City, NM 88061

Coordinates: 32.770115, -108.278995

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