Main Brooklyn Post Office

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

291 Cadman Plaza East

ARCHITECT: Mifflin E. Bell

DATE: 1885-1891

STYLE: Romanesque Revival

Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn Romanesque Revival

The General Post Office displays a wealth of skillfully blended Romanesque Revival and Renaissance Revival details. The older section of the building was begin in 1885 and completed in 1891; the original plans of Mifflin E. Bell were modified by William A. Freret, Bell’s successor as supervisory architect of the Treasury Department. The extension, completed in 1933, adheres faithfully to the design of the older part of the building.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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