Post Office – Rocky Ford CO

Description

"A project of the Public Works Administration (PWA), the Rocky Ford Post Office is associated with President Franklin Roosevelts New Deal legislative agenda. The federal government used the construction of new post offices to aid the economy through expenditures for materials and construction crews. The only PWA project in Rocky Ford, it provided the town with its first purpose-built post office. Designed by the U.S. Treasury Departments Office of the Supervising Architect under the direction of Louis A. Simon, the Neo-classically-inspired building is simple and restrained. It has been the only post office in Rocky Ford since it opened in 1936."

Source notes

"Otero County," The Colorado Historical Society.
<https://www.historycolorado.org/oahp/otero-county>

"Rocky Ford Post Office," Colorado Preservation, Inc.
<https://coloradopreservation.org/programs/cultural-resource-surveys/new-deal-survey-2/new-deal-resources-on-the-national-register/rocky-ford-post-office/>

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Location Info


401 North 9th Street
Rocky Ford, CO 81067

Location notes:

Coordinates: 38.054852, -103.720056

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