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National Preservation Month

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated May as National Preservation Month. This map features some of the buildings that are significant for their history, architecture and engineering. The content for this map was compiled by the GSA Rocky Mountain Region with contributions from other regions. To learn abut GSA's entire historic building inventory, visit the Historic Building Database at http://gsa.gov/historicbuildings
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Federal Building, U.S. Post Office and Custom House

Federal Building, U.S. Post Office and Custom House in Saint Albans, VT. A handsome Colonial Revival building constructed in 1937-38 with the expansion of the U.S. Customs Service following the improvement of highway links across the Canadian border. Its marble wainscoted lobby contains the well-preserved Saltra murals depicting rural Vermont life.

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Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Providence, RI. Completed in 1908 this building is a notable example of the Beaux Arts style and was hailed as one of the finest federal buildings outside of Washington. Photos by Carol M. Highsmith.

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Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

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Federal Post Office And Courthouse

Federal Post Office And Courthouse: This buildings was designed by New York architects Trowbridge & Livingston in the late 1920s. It represents the rise of western Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh in particular, to national political and economic prominence. It represents a period when the Federal Government was aggressively expanding its presence in cities small and big, all across the country.

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U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA

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50 United Nations Plaza

The Federal Office Building at 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco was completed in 1936 and was part of the Civic Center plan devised by San Francisco in the wake of the 1906 earthquake and Fire. Today, it is the Regional Office for GSA's Pacific Rim Region and has been honored with a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Buildings Council.

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James A. Walsh U.S. Courthouse

The James A. Walsh U.S. Courthouse was constructed during 1929-1930 as a U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. Acting Supervising Architect of the Treasury, James A. Wetmore, designed the building in 1928-1929. The post office operated in the building until 1974. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. In 1985, the building was renamed in honor of James A. Walsh, who served as a federal district judge from 1952 to 1981. For the first eighteen years of his…

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John W. McCormack Court House

The John W. McCormack U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (POCH) was constructed in downtown Boston in 1931-1933 as a monumental expression of the city's regional and national stature. It occupies an entire city block that measures 227'x 207' x 248' x 201'.

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Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse

Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse in Portland, ME. This was the first federal courthouse in Maine and was designed in a trapazoidal shape with an interior courtyard. It was built in two phases—the first in 1911 and the second in 1932.

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Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse

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John O. Pastore Federal Building and U.S. Post Office

John O. Pastore Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, Providence, RI. The post office annex, as it was first called, was built in 1940. The three-story Pastore Federal Building is an example of Stripped Classical architectural style, with Art Deco elements. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith.

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Federal Building

The Federal Building is an important local representative of the Beaux Arts style and a major work of a regionally prominent architect, Starks & Flanders. Built between 1932 and 1933 as the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Building, it is an important civic landmark representative of the city of Sacramento's newly realized position of economic and political significance in northern California.

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William R. Cotter Federal Building

Cotter Federal Building: Designed in 1930 by the architects Malmfeldt, Adams and Prentice, the William R. Cotter Federal Building was one of the first buildings constructed during the ambitious public works program generated by the Depression. The exterior was designed in the architectural style known as "Starved Classicism," which spanned the narrow line between classicism and modernism, a characteristic of public buildings of the period.

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William R. Cotter Federal Building, Hartford, CT

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