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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Historic Tuskegee Post Office

 
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This post office was built in the 1930's during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It typifies the small-town Colonial Revival style of government buildings constructed during this period. Very few of these buildings survive today. Hallmarks of the Colonial Revival style are the octagonal cupola, the arched openings, and the attic oculi (plural).
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An oculus (Latin for eye) or circular window is a feature of classical architecture.
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2 comments:

Randy said...

I thought it was an old school house. Nice shot!

cieldequimper said...

Long may it live, it's beautiful. I'd love to go there for my stamps.