Post Office – Magnolia MS

Description

The Colonial Revival post office in Magnolia is one of 32 constructed in Mississippi during the New Deal administration. It contains three murals by John H. Fyfe. The post office retains many of its original features, including the wooden entry vestibule common to the design.

Enzweiler (1993) described the exterior features of the post office as:
“…doorway flanked by wooden, Doric pilasters supporting an architrave with dentils…recessed panel with a brick voissoir surround, cast stone eagle one foot tall.”

It bears the standard cornerstone identifying the Secretary of the Treasury, Postmaster General, Supervising Architect, and Supervising Engineer.

Source notes

Enzweiler, S. M. (1993). National Register of Historic Places nomination form for Magnolia, Mississippi post office.

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

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on March 31, 2013.

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Location Info


205 Magnolia Street, East
Magnolia, Mississippi 39652

Coordinates: 31.14543, -90.45908399999996

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