Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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In February 1909 the Quincy Center post office was moved into its first truly permanent home in the new federal building at 47 Washington Street. Designed by federal post office architect James Knox Taylor and erected by the United States Treasury Department, the building is both centrally and magnificently sited across from the Thomas Crane Public Library. Its Beaux Arts classicism gives it a unusually modern look for a 1909 building.

1 comment:

The Lone Beader said...

You just reminded me! I have to go there today!