Post Office – Redding CA

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Description

The historic downtown post office building in Redding, California was constructed by the federal Treasury Department in 1936. It is still in use today. The elegant Moderne design with fluted “columns” is by Albert Roller, and it features a graceful front stairway with two decorative urns and light fixtures flanking the entrance.  Two bas-relief eagles mark the corners of the facade. It appears that the striking blue highlights are original, if repainted over time.

The original lobby was modernized at an unknown date, leaving the front desk area (on the left as one enters) quite undistinguished. But the two corridors with personal mailboxes are intact.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
113000

Source notes

The Architect and Engineer. June 1938.
Post office cornerstone.

Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on June 29, 2008.
Additional contributions by Evan Kalish, Doug Halvorsen.

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Location Info


1647 Yuba St.
Redding, CA 96001

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Coordinates: 40.582623, -122.393382

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