Post Office – Mt. Pleasant TN

Description

The post office’s “blend of modernist elements with an overall symmetrical shape reminiscent of the state’s other Colonial Revival post offices” (Van West, 2001, p. 69) is “considered one of the best examples of this design still extant in Tennessee (Davis et al., 2003, p. 2). It was one of some 200 post offices constructed by the Federal Works Agency in smaller communities across the nation during 1940.

Source notes

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/
Save the Post Office: http://www.savethepostoffice.com/node/9867
Davis, J., Hankins, C., & Van West, C., based on Heather Bailey and Kevin Cason's preliminary document. (2003). National Register Historic Places nomination form for Mount Pleasant historical district. Murfreesboro, TN: Center for Historic Preservation, MTSU.
Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee's New Deal Landscape. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.

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Location Info


201 N. Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474

Coordinates: 35.535759, -87.206175

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