Post Office (former) – Batesville MS

Description

This former post office building was constructed by the Treasury Department in 1940.

The one-story brick building has a basement. Wright (2003) described the building, “…a copper visor over the front entrance…recessed windows…decorative dentil work around the top perimeter and between recessed window openings…iron railing on front facade.”

This building is now used as a private law office.

This post office originally contained the mural “Cotton Plantation” by Eve Kottgen, completed in 1942. The current location of the mural is on the work floor of the new post office building where it is not visible to the public.

Source notes

Wrigth, L. P. (2003). Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places, Batesville Historic District.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 30, 2013.

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Location Info


100 Public Square
Batesville, MS 38606

Coordinates: 34.3114982, -89.94425669999998

One comment on “Post Office (former) – Batesville MS

  1. The old Batesville post office, Batesville MS,is owned by Charlie Baglan and houses his private law firm

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