Lincoln Park Post Office – Chicago IL

Description

"This is one of the largest branch post offices in Chicago. It was constructed to provide for a 10-year growth in post office requirements, and the depth of the property makes possible a future enlargement of the building. The workroom is lighted by skylights and artificial light and has an area of 10,740 square feet. The lobby is 18 by 54 feet and has a terrazzo floor, marble base, and walnut wainscot. The construction is fireproof. The exterior walls are faced with brick, trimmed with limestone, have a granite base, and aluminum spandrels. It was completed in April 1936 at a construction cost of $108,224. The P.W.A. allotment was $184,170.93 and the site cost $51,200."

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
184170

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


2643 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Location notes:

Coordinates: 41.930679, -87.643854

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