The U.S. Post Office

The U.S. Post Office (HMZVA)

Location: Sanford, FL 32771 Seminole County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 48.714', W 81° 15.973'

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Erected - 1917

— 230 East First Street —

The U.S. Post Office Building was built in 1917 by Algernon Blair of Montgomery, Alabama with James Wetmore serving as the supervising architect. The Post Office opened for business August 1, 1918. It is typical of buildings constructed by the U.S. Government up through the 1930's. When the new Post Office was finished in 1962, only two blocks away, the building became the City Library for Sanford, and in 1975 it became a part of the Seminole County library system.

Architecturally it fits into the Classical Revival style, constructed of red pressed brick, and remains basically unaltered. It is trimmed in Georgia sandstone and white sandstone pillars. Other features are Venetian windows, and marble occuli flanking the entrance which is recessed into the face of the building. The original exterior is essentially intact.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places - 1976
Series This marker is part of the Florida: Sanford Historic Preservation Board series, and the Postal Mail and Philately series.
Year Placed1989
Placed ByThe Sanford Historic Preservation Board
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 474023 N 3187175
Decimal Degrees28.81190000, -81.26621667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 48.714', W 81° 15.973'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 48' 42.84" N, 81° 15' 58.38" W
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Area Code(s)407
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 E 1st St, Sanford FL 32771, US
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