Annapolis Post Office, Annapolis

Annapolis Post Office, Annapolis

The Annapolis Post Office is an outstanding piece of public architecture, part of the Downtown state legislative compound encompassing nearly two million square feet of office space. Built in 1901, this dignified two-and-a-half–story edifice, laid in darkened English bond brick, features Georgian Revival style represented by the traditional three-parts facade with a three-bay central section. Topping the rectangular structure is a dormered hip roof surrounded by a balustrade.

Among other impressive embellishments gracing the building are a classical stone cornice, a neo-Palladian doorway and windows, the beautiful Wren-style octagonal cupola with gilded dome crowned by the carved golden pineapple symbolizing hospitality, and weather-vane, as well as Venetian windows with stately curved arches, and stone laurels draping like bunting from the brick facade. The building's interior is equally impressive and is rich in woodwork, especially oak paneling.

The Annapolis Post Office has a long history. Many local residents started and ended their careers here. Decades ago, the office upstairs was occupied by the FBI. Over the years, the "Post Office" has undergone several phases of renovation so as to accommodate some modern amenities. Still, the original style remains visible and makes it one of the most recognizable and historically important properties in Annapolis, showing that, back in the day, the government cared enough about architecture. William Morgan of Columbia University in New York City described the building in his 1967 architectural review as “solid and superbly built [compared to] junk the government builds today.”

Although listed on the Maryland Historical Trust Inventory of Historic Properties, the Annapolis Post Office remains a fully operational service post office selling stamps, envelopes, packaging, copies, shipping and more.

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Sight Name: Annapolis Post Office
Sight Location: Annapolis, USA (See walking tours in Annapolis)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Annapolis, Maryland

Create Your Own Walk in Annapolis

Create Your Own Walk in Annapolis

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Annapolis Introduction Walking Tour

Annapolis Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Best Pubs and Taverns in Annapolis

Best Pubs and Taverns in Annapolis

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Naval Academy Campus Walking Tour

Naval Academy Campus Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Annapolis Historical Houses Tour

Annapolis Historical Houses Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles