Waupaca Post Office

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Waupaca Post Office

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Waupaca Post Office
Location 306 S. Main St., Waupaca, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°21′18″N89°05′07″W / 44.35500°N 89.08528°W / 44.35500; -89.08528 (Waupaca Post Office) Coordinates: 44°21′18″N89°05′07″W / 44.35500°N 89.08528°W / 44.35500; -89.08528 (Waupaca Post Office)
Area less than one acre
Architect Louis A. Simon
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS United States Post Office Construction in Wisconsin MPS
NRHP reference # 00001252 [1]
Added to NRHP October 24, 2000

The Waupaca Post Office is located in Waupaca, Wisconsin. [2]

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The post office was a project of the Works Progress Administration. It opened in 1939. [3]

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References

  1. National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. "Waupaca Post Office - Waupaca, WI". Waymarking.com. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  3. "306 S MAIN ST". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2018-04-10.