United States Post Office–Bridgeport Main

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US Post Office-Bridgeport Main
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The post office as seen from the intersection of Golden Hill and Middle Streets.
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Location120 Middle St., Bridgeport, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°10′50″N73°11′20″W / 41.18056°N 73.18889°W / 41.18056; -73.18889 Coordinates: 41°10′50″N73°11′20″W / 41.18056°N 73.18889°W / 41.18056; -73.18889
Area1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built1934
ArchitectSimon, Louis A.; Walker, Charles Wellington
Architectural styleModerne, Art Deco
Part of Bridgeport Downtown North Historic District (ID87001403)
NRHP reference No. 86000453 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 17, 1986
Designated CPNovember 2, 1987

The Bridgeport Main Post Office is located at 120 Middle Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is a three-story Moderne/Art Deco, designed by Louis A. Simon, the supervising architect of the United States Treasury Department, and completed in 1934. The building notably includes artwork funded by the department's Section of Painting and Sculpture, with murals in its lobby area drawn by R. L. Lambden depicting mail delivery through the ages. [2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. "NRHP nomination for United States Post Office-Bridgeport Main". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-12-27.
WPA-funded mural by Robert Lambdin. BridgeportMainPO RobertLambdinMural.jpg
WPA-funded mural by Robert Lambdin.