U.S. Post Office Building Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

U.S. Post Office Building Postcard

Alternative Title

Orlando Post Office Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Postcards--Florida
Post office buildings--Florida
Buildings--Florida
Courthouses--Florida

Description

Postcard showing the United States Post Office and Federal Courthouse at 42-44 East Central Boulevard in Orlando, Florida. The building was constructed in a Spanish Colonial Revival style from 1939 to 1941 and dedicated on April 14, 1941. It has been occupied by the United States Post Office since 1941, the Federal District Courthouse from 1941 to circa 1974, and the office of the Roman Catholic Church since 2003. The building was renovated in the early 2000s and was modified for office and retail use, with the Post Office retaining 13,200 square feet. Plans included an adjacent parking garage on the north side, though that that aspect never came to fruition. St. James Roman Catholic Cathedral, located across Court Street from the Post Office, purchased the parts of the building not utilized by the Post Office and use it for Chancery office space.

Creator

Genuine Curteich-Chicago

Source

Original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard by Genuine Curteich-Chicago: Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Publisher

Orange News Company

Date Created

1957

Date Copyrighted

1957

Date Issued

1957-03-04

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard by Genuine Curteich-Chicago: Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida.

Is Part Of

Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Postcard Collection, Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

733 KB

Medium

5.5x 3.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.545614, -81.3783

Temporal Coverage

1957-01-01/1957-03-04

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Genuine Curteich-Chicago and published by the Oranges News Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Genuine Curteich-Chicago and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cook, Thomas

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012
"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf
Dickinson, Joy Wallace. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003
"U.S. Courthouse." U.S. District Court: Middle District of Florida. http://www.flmd.uscourts.gov/division/orlandodivision.htm.

Transcript

O-118--U.S. Post Office Building, Orlando, Fla., "The City Beautiful"

Orlando "Florida's City Beautiful" is a progressive modern healthful resort amid semi-tropical beauty in the very heart of the Florida Peninsula, and truly presents one of America's loveliest cities.

1228 Illinois Ave.

Dear Erna:
I am getting a good rest but miss our bridge. Haven't started to do any thing don't suppose I will want [?] the [?].
Love,
Helen

Mrs. J. Guesniev[?]
6733 Cermak Rd
Berwyn, Ill

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch

Locations

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