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Unique Design & Innovative Construction
1891-1899
The Old Post Office is the second tallest building in Washington DC, and was the first Federal building erected on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Federal Triangle.
While its design was begun in 1891 under the direction of Willoughby Edbrooke, the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, its construction was not completed until 1899.
Though the building has been identified with the Richardsonian Romanesque style (RR), Edbrooke and subsequent Supervising Architects added elements of other architectural styles to the building's design.
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