"All nominated buildings were erected as post offices or as combination post office/courthouse facilities as part of a national public buildings program which began in 1853 witn the creation of the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department. They were selected for nomination by the U.S.P.S. after consultation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
"The nomination comprises 148 individual components and includes a total of 149 contributing features (148 buildings and one structure). Of tne individual components, five have already been listed on the National Register individually. They are: Bronx Main Post Office, Brooklyn Main Post Office, New York General Post Office (James A. Farley Building) Ogdenburg Courthouse and Post Office and Oswego Customhouse, Courthouse and Post Office. Althougn these buildings are considered part of the thematic resources nomination, new nomination forms have not been prepared for them."
Quotation from the National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form entitled "United States Post Offices in New York State -- 1858 to 1943 -- Thematic Resources." The form was prepared by Larry E. Gobrecht, National Register and Survey Coordinator of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Field Services Bureau, December 1986.