Post Office (former) – Torrington CT

Description

The historic former post office building in Torrington, Connecticut was constructed with federal funds during the Great Depression.

“This post office has two entrances, which is unusual except in large buildings, and its along most of the side. The lobby has a terrazzo floor, marble wainscot, and plaster above, decorated with mural paintings. The construction is fireproof except for the roof; the exterior walls are brick trimmed with stone. The project was completed in October 1936 at a cost of $124,529. The P.W.A. allotment was $169,357.61 and the cost of the site $44,800.”

The post office has since moved to a new building on Elm Street. This building is now privately owned, and known as Old Post Office Square.

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


8 Church St.
Torrington, CT 06790

Coordinates: 41.804174, -73.121669

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