Wakefield Post Office at 321 Main Street, Wakefield, Mass.

Title:

Wakefield Post Office at 321 Main Street, Wakefield, Mass.

Creator:

Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-

Publisher:

Wakefield, Mass. : The author,

Date:

2008

Description:

Photos show the U.S. Post Office located at 321 Main Street on the west side of the street at the corner of Yale Avenue. Wakefield's post office was located in several places in town before this building was built, the latest home having been in the building at 9 Albion Street, now the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department, where it was housed from 1924 to 1937. Built in 1936, the new neo-renaissance style structure was designed by architect Louis A. Simon. It has an exterior of red brick and cast stone, and on the Main Street facade are medallions of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. A large rear addition was added in 1970. Photos taken at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2008.;Detailed entry in building survey, "The cultural resources of Wakefield", pD72.;The house is part of the Common Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Subject:

Post office buildings -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield -- Pictorial works; Architecture, Domestic -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield -- Pictorial works; Postal service -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield.

Wakefield (Mass.) -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Current Images of Wakefield

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Citation :

Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-, "Wakefield Post Office at 321 Main Street, Wakefield, Mass.," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #14175, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/14175 (accessed July 23, 2014).