U.S. Customhouse and Post Office

Also known as: Old Post Office
8th and Olive Sts., St. Louis, Missouri


Street View 


Constructed between 1873 and 1884, this is one of two surviving examples of the huge Federal buildings in the French Second Empire style designed by Alfred B. Mullet, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury in the post Civil-War era. Along with the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, this is representative of a style important in Federally sponsored architecture of the period. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 30, 1970

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 22, 1968
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Second Empire
Areas of significance
Art; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Customhouse; Post office
Current function
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1873; 1884

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger