Post Office and Courthouse – Jefferson City MO

Description

The historic United States Post Office and Courthouse in Jefferson City, Missouri was dedicated on November 17, 1934. In the dedication address, J. Austin Latimer, Special Assistant to the Postmaster General stated, “The magnificent building we dedicate today will long stand as a monument and milestone of the social and business progress of Jefferson City. The postal service is a true barometer of business and progress. Beautiful architecture also shows the culture of a civilization.”

“If this building were just a post office, we’d know it was built by the Treasury Dept. Since there’s a courthouse, too, perhaps it’s PWA.”

A new federal courthouse for the district was dedicated September 27, 2011. The building continues to be used as a post office.

Source notes

(PDF) http://www.jeffcitymo.org/pps/documents/131WHighStreet.pdf

http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/bond_courthouse.html

Project originally submitted by Elizabeth Winter on December 25, 2014.

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Location Info


131 West High Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Coordinates: 38.577386, -92.173709

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