701 Main St Shelbyville, Kentucky USA

U.S. Post Office Building

Construction date: documented 1928*

Current name:

Mulberry Building

Builder:

Dunlap and Company

Style:

Federal, 20th Century Commercial

Historical Summary:

The Post Office was built between June 1927 and February 1928. The construction engineer was F.E. Hayes, Sr., and the contractor was Dunlap and Company.

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : 1985 Seventh Street District
Designated at Local level : Shelbyville Historic District

Area(s) of Significance:

Architecture

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible
Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story, 7-bay post office in the Federal style with 20th Century Commercial influences built in 1928. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is continuous brick. Exterior walls are original brick. The building has a flat roof clad in modern rubberized/asphalt composite. The cornice is a distinctive patterned stone. Windows are replacement wood, 12/12 double-hung sashes.

* Date source: National Register Nomination

Description generated by RuskinARC.