U.S. Post Office Building Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

U.S. Post Office Building Postcard

Alternative Title

Post Office Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices

Description

A postcard displaying a drawing of the new Downtown Orlando Post Office building, located at 51 East Jefferson Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The post office was built and finished in 1941 as a result of funding provided by the federal government. The land it was built upon had formerly been the site of a Catholic school, but was sold during the Great Depression. The post office building, after debuting in 1941, served Downtown dutifully through the middle of the 20th century in numerous capacities. It served as a post office, a courthouse, and a base for the United States Marshals Service (USMS), as well as several important roles in government adjudication at a federal and local level. In 1989, the Federal Building at Jefferson Street was declared a landmark in the city of Orlando.

Source

Original color postcard: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1941-1960

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color postcard.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.
Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

355 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orlando Remembered and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Gold, Stephen
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Federal Building - Orlando FL - Living New Deal." Living New Deal. April 18, 2015. Accessed October 27, 2015. http://livingnewdeal.org/projects/federal-building-orlando-fl/.
Dickinson, Joy Wallace. "Church Comes Full Circle With Its Post Office Deal." The Orlando Sentinel, September 2, 2001. Accessed October 11, 2015. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2001-09-02/news/0108310478_1_catholic-school-james-church-church-property.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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