General Post Office

Also known as: Tariff Commission Building
E and F Sts. between 7th and 8th Sts., NW, Washington, District of Columbia

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Description 

A mid-nineteenth century federal office building with important historical associations and notable architectural character; a landmark of the national capital. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-219)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1969
Reference number
69000311
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Government office
Current function
Post office
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1829; 1866

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