- Jefferson City, MO
- Site Type:
- Federal Facilities, Post Offices, Federal Courthouses
- New Deal Agencies:
- Federal & Military Operations, Treasury Department
The historic United States Post Office and Courthouse in Jefferson City, Missouri was dedicated on November 17, 1934. In the dedication address, J. Austin Latimer, Special Assistant to the Postmaster General stated, “The magnificent building we dedicate today will long stand as a monument and milestone of the social and business progress of Jefferson City. The postal service is a true barometer of business and progress. Beautiful architecture also shows the culture of a civilization.”
“If this building were just a post office, we’d know it was built by the Treasury Dept. Since there’s a courthouse, too, perhaps it’s PWA.”
A new federal courthouse for the district was dedicated September 27, 2011. The building continues to be used as a post office.
Source notes(PDF) https://www.jeffcitymo.org/pps/documents/131WHighStreet.pdf https://www.mow.uscourts.gov/bond_courthouse.html
Site originally submitted by Elizabeth Winter on December 25, 2014.
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