Old Post Office of Albuquerque, Albuquerque

Old Post Office of Albuquerque, Albuquerque

The Old Post Office is the oldest surviving federal building located at the northwest corner of Fourth and Gold in downtown Albuquerque. The Spanish Colonial Revival-style building was built in 1908 under the supervision of architect James Knox Taylor. Several federal agencies were initially housed in the Post Office building but it quickly became overcrowded, necessitating the construction of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse next door in 1930. The post office remained in the older building until 1972.

Today the interior of the Old Post Office has been remodeled to house the Amy Biehl Charter High School. The Old Post Office was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The exterior of the original 1908 building and the 1932 addition are exposed to public view on the east, south, and west elevations. Both period exteriors consist of a limestone base, stucco finish painted brown up to the eaves, an exposed soffit with massive decorative rafter ends and a red clay tile roof. The 1908 windows and iron balconies are duplicated in the 1932 addition.
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Old Post Office of Albuquerque on Map

Sight Name: Old Post Office of Albuquerque
Sight Location: Albuquerque, USA (See walking tours in Albuquerque)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Create Your Own Walk in Albuquerque

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Albuquerque Old Town Walk

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
University of New Mexico Walking Tour

University of New Mexico Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles