Old Post Office, Riverhead, NY
“The old Riverhead Post Office was designed by Louis A. Simon who was Supervising Architect for the United States Treasury Department. Simon also designed the Post Office buildings in Bay Shore, Northport, and Westhampton Beach. According to the Riverhead Town Historian, the land for the Post Office was purchased in 1932, with the building erected in 1935 and dedicated in November of that year. The post office was a depression-era public works project. It is built in a simplified Colonial Revival style.” (wikipedia)
This post office was one of several in the area built with PWA funding: A 1933 article in the Suffolk County News described the PWA allotments for this and other nearby post offices:
“Actual allotments for post office buildings in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, amounting to $502,430, have been made by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. This sum will provide three new post office buildings in Suffolk and four in Nassau, as follows: Suffolk—Bay Shore, $71,270; East Hampton, $73,400; Riverhead, $81,000. Nassau—Floral Park, $67,760; Garden City, $84,300; Port Washington, $65,300; Oyster Bay, $59,430.”
The building is now an office building known as Old Post Office.
"Allotments Totalling $502,430 Made By PWA for New Post Offices on L. I."; Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], Dec. 15, 1933 (page 9).
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 9, 2018.
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