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United States General Post Office, Between Seventh, Eighth, E, & F Streets, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title


Location
Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-219
Building/structure dates: 1825 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1855 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1999 subsequent work
National Register Number: 69000311
Significance: A mid-nineteenth century federal office building with important historical associations and notable architectural character; a landmark of the national capital.

Subjects
Postal Service
Office Buildings
Post Offices


Related Names
Mills, Robert
Walter, Thomas U.
Meigs, Capt. Montgomery C.
Pershing, Gen. John J.
Hoachlander, Alice, Photographer
Comedy, Ronald, Photographer
McKee, Harley J., Historian
Rosenthal, James, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy: engraving published by Myer, 1851
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy from Harpers, vol. 20 1859 Courtesy of Library of Congress NORTH AND EAST FRONTS
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy: Courtesy of Library of Congress undated (after c. 1873) NORTH AND WEST SIDES
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 WEST AND SOUTH SIDES
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 NORTH ELEVATION
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 EAST AND NORTH SIDES
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 DETAIL OF SOUTH ENTRANCE (E STREET)
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 COURTYARD, LOOKING NORTH
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 COURTYARD, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 INSIDE THE NORTH PORTICO
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 DETAIL, EIGHTH STREET ENTRANCE (WEST)
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 VESTIBULE: SEVENTH STREET ENTRANCE
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 HALL, SEVENTH STREET SIDE, FIRST FLOOR
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 DETAIL OF CEILING - EIGHTH STREET ENTRANCE
15. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 TYPICAL OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR (ROOM 102)
16. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 TYPICAL OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR (ROOM 132)
17. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 HALL, SECOND FLOOR (E STREET SIDE)
18. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 TYPICAL OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR (ROOM 276)
19. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 HALL, E STREET SIDE, FIRST FLOOR
20. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 STAIR, SOUTH PORTION
21. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 DETAIL OF DOME OVER STAIRCASE, SOUTH PORTION
22. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 HALL, EIGHTH STREET SIDE, SECOND FLOOR
23. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 DOORWAY, THIRD FLOOR
24. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 UPPER PART OF DEAD-LETTER OFFICE (NOW HEARING ROOM, THIRD FLOOR)
25. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 CENTRAL ROOM, E STREET SIDE, THIRD FLOOR
26. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 DETAIL OF DOME IN CENTER ROOM, SOUTH SIDE, THIRD FLOOR
27. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 TYPICAL OFFICE, THIRD FLOOR (ROOM 344)
28. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald Comedy, Photographer July 1969 ATTIC OF WEST WING
PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST GENERALLY, TOWARD THE F STREET (NORTH) AND 8TH STREET (WEST) FACADES
PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING ALONG F STREET AT THE NORTH (HOTEL MONACO ENTRANCE) FACADE
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF F STREET (NORTH) FACADE
CLOSE VIEW LOOKING EAST TO HOTEL MONACO ENTRANCE AT 700 F STREET
Perspective view looking southeast generally, toward the F Street (north) and Eighth Street (west) facades
Perspective view looking southeast generally, toward the F Street (north) and Eighth Street (west) facades


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