Post Office – Mayagüez PR

Description

“The United States Post Office and Court House is a two-story, rectangular structure with one story wings at each side. The building sits on a privileged site in Mayagüez, slightly raised, claiming different vistas from town. A concrete and iron fence circles the landscaped area.”   (NRHP Document)

“The 1935 structure built by the United States government, being most distinguished and architecturally significant, emerges as an excellent representative of the period in which it was built. The Post Office symbolizes the initial efforts of the American government to sponsor, foster and stimulate construction on the Island. As such, it is among several edifices used for institutional purposes (schools, health facilities and such) that would become references and precedents for subsequent construction in Puerto Rico.”  ((NRHP Document))

Source notes

http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/86001169.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 6, 2013.

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Location Info

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60 Calle McKinley W
Mayaguez, PR 00680

Coordinates: 18.201591, -67.143924

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