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The Postal Tower: 1908

The Postal Tower: 1908

Circa 1908. "Post office in Lowell, Massachusetts." Municipal architecture with a Venetian flavor. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

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Why a tower?

I like such buildings - built to last - and they add a certain flavor to the neighborhood. But why the tower on a post office? Seems a bit extravagant. I can't recall another postal facility with such a feature.

[Just three Shorpy examples: here, here and here. - tterrace]

The building still stands.

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