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Old Post Office

Old Post Office, Washington
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Quick Facts
CityWashington
CountryUnited States
Year1899
Height96,0m / 315ft
Floors12
Realization
ArchitectWilloughby J. Edbrooke
Building Info
NameOld Post Office
CategoryHotel
AliasPost Office building
Nancy Hanks Center
Materialsgranite
steel
Address
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, at the southeast corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street, N.W.
Notes
Constructed as a combined United States Postal Department and District Post Office building.
It was the first steel-frame building constructed in Washington
Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973.
The building was saved from demolition in 1934 due to lack of money during the Great Depression and it was saved again in 1973 after Nancy Hanks reversed a decision to raze the building.
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