U.S. Post Office
Backstory and Context
The building features a number of interesting elements including a main entrance consisting of three large doorway openings. Each features decorative metal grillwork above, carved stone panels, and a three-sided overhang. Beside the a wide flight of steps leading up to the the doorways are two large pylons with decorative carvings of eagles. Inside, the building features a large lobby area with a polychrome marble floor, cast metal panels set into walls, a stenciled ceiling design, and other decorative elements. The post office was one of 32 such buildings erected in Mississippi with funds from the Works Progress Administration. Its Art Deco design gives it a "sculptural" appearance.
Fazio, Michael W. & Parrish, Wiliam E. "U.S. Post Office." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. April 21, 1983. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/77a57cb9-ea06-4563-ab8f-2c8e24b42645.
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