United States Parcel Post Building, 1100 E Main Street, Richmond, Virginia.
“This building is five stories and a basement in height and was
carried with P.W.A. aid except for the two upper floors which were added
later. In addition to the Post Office Department it houses units of the War
and Navy Departments, Internal Revenue, Federal Housing, Bureau of Public
Roads, Social Security, Alcohol Tax, and Interstate Commerce Commission.
The building under the P.W.A. contract was completed in in June 1936 at a
cost of $610,000.”
C.W., and R. Stanley Brown, Public Buildings, A Survey of
Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental
Bodies between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public
Works Administration, United States Government Printing Office, Washington
(1939), page 594.
Photos from C.W. Short, U.S. Federal Works Agency Public Buildings (1939).