Old Philadelphia Post Office Front Elevation
“One of many public buildings constructed in Mississippi under WPA legislation during the Great Depression, the building has been well maintained and has retained its architectural integrity” (Weaver, 1995). The former US Post Office in Philadelphia was one of 32 post offices constructed in Mississippi under the New Deal Administration. The nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places described the building as “loosely Classical Revival with Mediterranean influence.” Currently in use as the Philadelphia Police Department, the building retains its original wood and glass entry vestibule and other internal and external elements. A mezzanine level is on the west side of the stucco building, the entrance features cast iron stair railings and “non structural arches of brick header voissoirs” over the windows (Weaver).
Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory database retrieved from https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=24082&view=facts&y=959. Weaver, Michelle. (1995). Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved from https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=24082&view=facts&y=959.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on September 16, 2013.
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