The US Post Offices in this nomination reflect a 40 year period (1900-1940) of development of the federal agency in Colorado. These buildings are well crafted examples of their type or style. They depict the agency’s goal to improve services and create an imposing, official impression of the Federal government. Several of these buildings are New Deal projects and thus reflect the Roosevelt administration’s commitment to federally sponsored infrastructure development.
(Cover documentation accepted by National Register in 1986.)
The well-preserved building, constructed in 1920, is the purest example of the Beaux-Arts inspired styling reflected in Colorado’s post offices. Listed under U.S. Post Offices in Colorado Thematic Resource.
Constructed in 1933, the building remains a dominant structure in Monte Vista and is the community’s finest example of Beaux-Arts-influenced architecture. Listed under U.S. Post Offices in Colorado Thematic Resource.