Downtown Post Office and Federal Building - Long Beach CA
The old downtown post office and federal building in Long Beach, CA, was built in large part under the New Deal, contrary to the date and name on the cornerstone. The building was planned and started under the Hoover Administration and the cornerstone laid in late 1932, but before construction was far along, the Long Beach earthquake hit in March 1933.
There is some dispute over whether the quake did major damage to the unfinished structure. Certainly, everything had to be checked out and some damaged material removed before construction could resume. The building opened in September 1934.
The design is Classical...