Post Office Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

Post Office Postcard

Alternative Title

Post Office Postcard

Subject

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

Description

Postcard showing the United States Post Office and Federal Courthouse at 42-44 East Central Boulevard in Downtown 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, 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.

Source

Original 5.5 x 3.5 inch inch color postcard: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

ca. 1930

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1930

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard.

Is Part Of

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

Format

application/pdf

Extent

436 KB

Medium

5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

U.S. Post Office and Federal Courthouse, Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.54212, -81.378316

Temporal Coverage

1930-01-01/1930-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

This resource is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

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.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Transcript

POST OFFICE
POST CARD
PLACE STAMP HERE
THIS SIDE FOR MESSAGES

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch

Locations

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