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Old York Post Office Photos

Detail on corner tower
My recent post detailed the history of the 1895 York Post Office, designed by nationally-known architect Willoughby Edbrooke, while he was serving as the Supervising Architect for the U.S. Treasury Department.

Beaver Street facade
Many of Edbrooke’s buildings have been restored to their original grandeur. The accompanying photos give you an idea of how much of the building at Philadelphia and Beaver Streets is unchanged. The exterior looks exactly as it did 116 years ago. The interior retains much of its original fabric, only having been painted over. It seems to me that it would be a prime candidate for future restoration.

Philadelphia Street facade and entrance detail
See below for some interior detail.

These stairs fill the large corner tower

Original interior windows and ornate pillar and ceiling detail