Madison Post Office-SW Corner of 3rd and West Streets

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Madison Post Office-SW Corner of 3rd and West Streets


Post office buildings; Public buildings-Indiana


Often described as the most beautiful building in the state, the building was two stories tall, constructed of Colorado Red Stone and highlighted with Bedford Stone. The interior was of Victorian Style and the woodwork was oak. The first city delivery service was started in 1889 with rural route delivery beginning in 1899. Lloyd Mason, the contractor who did the demolition work, stated that the framework for the structure was of steel and the tile roof was nailed to a roof of solid copper with copper nails. Destruction of the grand old building was begun February 12, 1963. The research for much of the above description was done by Bill Distel. The site where the post office stood is now a city parking lot and Lytle Park.


Harry Lemen, photographer


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Picture taken 1927


Madison-Jefferson County Public Library


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Image taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, with No. 130 film. Negative scanned at 1200 DPI, online JPG saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge with a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Scan is full frame of negative. No correction of film errors. Slight sharpness and contrast adjustments.


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Harry Lemen, photographer, "Madison Post Office-SW Corner of 3rd and West Streets," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #27, (accessed May 27, 2015).