St. Johns Post Office (Portland, Oregon)


St. Johns Post Office (Portland, Oregon)

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The St. Johns Station U.S. Post Office is a historical building located in the in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States.

Architecture

The St. John Station Post Office is an example of a small community post office constructed in the 20th Century Georgian style (also Colonial Revival-style) typical of Depression Era federal architecture. The building exhibits classical symmetry and proportion, yet is a transitional building in that it lacks the archæological detail of classically inspired federal architecture of the Beaux Arts tradition. The building's Georgian style is suggested in the detailing of the arched Palladian windows and termination of the facade with a molded frieze and cornice.National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form for Federal Properties - Form No. 10-306, August 31, 1984]

Art

. [http://www.pdx-bahai.org/html/localhistory.html]

The Architect

, who designed several architecturally prominent buildings in the Portland area, several of which are included in the city's historic resource inventory.

The Building

The current address of the building is 8720 N Ivanhoe Street in Multnomah County. It was purchased on September 17, 1992 to become the Portland Bahá'í Center. [http://portlandmetro.bahai.us/portland-center]

National Register

The building was nominated for listing in the National Register of Historic Places on August 31, 1984 and was added to the Register in 1985. [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/or/Multnomah/state10.html]

ee also

* The Francis Marion Stokes Fourplex
* Georgian architecture
* Architecture in Portland, Oregon

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