- Suffern, NY
- Site Type:
- Post Offices, Federal Facilities
- New Deal Agencies:
- Federal & Military Operations, Treasury Department
- Site Survival:
The Suffern post office was constructed in 1935 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in service.
“It was built during the New Deal and reflects that era’s architectural styles, combining elements of the Colonial Revival style preferred by the Treasury Department for new post offices in the early 20th century with the Streamline Moderne style predominating in the late 1930s…
The land was purchased for $20,000 in 1935. The next year, the post office was built for $90,000. Treasury Supervising Architect Louis Simon used an austere Colonial Revival design, demonstrated by the building’s fenestration, brick facing and multi-paned sash windows. Variations on this basic design can be found in other New York post offices Simon built during this period.”
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 24, 2015.
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