Exterior of the Washington City Post Office Building

ID: 92-15710

Creator: Penland, Dane A

Form/Genre: Slide

Date: 1992

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 42

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Summary

Exterior of the Washington City Post Office Building, designed in 1914 by Daniel Burnham, located at North Capitol and Massachusetts Avenue. A portion of the lower level of the palatial beaux arts quarters of the Old City Post Office Building became the new home for the National Postal Museum. Opened in 1993, the museum was established in 1990 under an agreement between the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Postal Service.

Author

Penland, Dane A

Subject

  • National Postal Museum (U.S.)
  • United States Postal Service
  • Washington City Post Office Building
  • National Postal History and Philatelic Museum (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 42

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1992

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Buildings, structures, etc
  • Postal museums

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Slide
  • Exterior

ID Number

92-15710

Physical description

Color: Color; Size: Slide; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Slide

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