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The Old Post Office building is one of most striking examples of Romanesque Revival architecture in Maine. Built in 1890 after four years of construction, the post office served as a testament to the growing importance of Augusta. By that time, it was a booming publishing town as it was the headquarters for William Gannett's "Comfort" magazine, which had a circulation of a million subscribers by 1892. The post office operated until 1960 when a new building was constructed. Fortunately, the building was not torn down and was sold to a private owner leased it out as office and business space. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.


  • The Old Post Office
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Post_Office_(Augusta,_Maine) Earl G. Shettleworth, Jr. "Old Post Office," National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places. 7-18-74.