BRONX POST OFFICE

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark


DATE: September 14, 1976

Designated September 14, 1976
BRONX POST OFFICE, 560 Grand Concourse, Borough of the Bronx. Built 193S-37;
architect Thomas Harlan Ellet.
Block 2443, Lot 400.
*The Bronx Post Office, built in 193S-37, was designed by the architect Thomas Harlan Ellet in a style which combined modified classical ornament with the elegant simplicity of modern architecture. The Post Office occupies an entire block·. Its smooth gray brick walls rise above a granite terrace which varies in height along the side elevations to conform to the slope of the street. Broad, shallow steps lead up to the three entrances facing the Grand Concourse. The terrace is enclosed by a classically­inspired balustrade, flanked at the entrance steps by blocks decorated with highly stylized swags and rosettes and carrying flagpoles. The ornate foliate bronze flagpole bases have a rather baroque character. The facades are crowned by a simple continuous stone bandcourse set with stylized rosettes and containing the inscription “Bronx – United States Post Office – New York.”

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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