Old York Post Office (Federal Building), part four
Here are more photos from my tour several years ago of wonderful Federal Building at the corner of Philadelphia and Beaver streets. It was designed by nationally-known architect Willoughby Edbrooke, at that time Supervising Architect for the U.S. Treasury Department, to house the York Post Office and Internal Revenue Service. It opened in 1895, but was replaced as post office less than 20 years later by the classical revival building at the corner of George and Princess streets. Some sources say that increasing parcel post business spurred that new post offices with a different design.
As with the photos that I have previously posted, these photos show that many of the interior elements have been just been painted over, leaving them structurally intact. In some cases, such as the grand oval winding staircase in the corner tower, they haven’t even been painted, retaining much of their original finish. I would think, therefore, that restoration and retention of many of the features would be possible.