- Mt. Pleasant, TN
- Site Type:
- Civic Facilities, Federal Facilities, Post Offices
- New Deal Agencies:
- Federal & Military Operations, Public Works Funding, Treasury Department, Federal Works Agency (FWA)
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
The post office’s “blend of modernist elements with an overall symmetrical shape reminiscent of the state’s other Colonial Revival post offices” (Van West, 2001, p. 69) is “considered one of the best examples of this design still extant in Tennessee (Davis et al., 2003, p. 2). It was one of some 200 post offices constructed by the Federal Works Agency in smaller communities across the nation during 1940.
Source notesOriginally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: https://www.newdealartregistry.org/ Save the Post Office: https://www.savethepostoffice.com/node/9867 Davis, J., Hankins, C., & Van West, C., based on Heather Bailey and Kevin Cason's preliminary document. (2003). National Register Historic Places nomination form for Mount Pleasant historical district. Murfreesboro, TN: Center for Historic Preservation, MTSU. Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee's New Deal Landscape. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.
Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on July 30, 2013.
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