City Hall (Old Post Office) – Tillamook OR

Description

Tillamook City Hall was originally constructed as Tillamook’s post office. The building was completed in 1942 and houses a New Deal mural inside.

The site for the new federal post office, located across from the Tillamook County Courthouse, was acquired in 1940. As such, it contributed to a civic center within the community.

The State Historic Preservation Office’s evaluation of the building and its significance describes it in the following way: “It represents the federal presence in the community and was the community’s first federally constructed post office. The building is of standardized design, typical of the era. The design exhibits the symmetry and proportion of the Classical style but lacks the extensive historical detail of the early 1900 post offices. The design can be termed “half-modern” and is Georgian in flavor.”

Tillamook’s current US Post Office was completed in 1986, and subsequently the older post office was converted to use as the Tillamook City Hall.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
$85,000

Source notes

National Archives: RG 121, BS Series: Records of the Public Buildings Service: Completion views of federal buildings (prints) alphabetically by state and thereunder by city, to 1966. Box 73.

"US Post Office, Tillamook," National Register of Historic Places Inventory, Nomination Form, 1986. Oregon State Historic Database: C:/User/Owner/Downloads/NR_Nom.85000546.pdf   Viewed April 8,2022.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 8, 2015.
Additional contributions by Judith T Kenny.

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Location Info


210 Laurel Ave.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Coordinates: 45.456699, -123.842354

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