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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

    National Preservation Month

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    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.

    Federal Building, U.S. Post Office and Custom House

    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.

    Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse

    U.S. Custom House in Portland, ME. The Portland Custom House was built between 1867 and 1872 to accommodate the city’s growing customs business, making Portland one of the most significant seaports in the country. It is the best remaining example of Alfred Mullett's work in the state of Maine and continues to serve its original function.

    US Custom House

    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.

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

    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.

    Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

    John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Boston, MA. Constructed in 1966 of concrete, granite and glass, it is one of the federal government’s most noteworthy Modern designs. It consists of twin 26-story high-rises connected by a glass atrium and attached to a 4-story low rise by a glass-enclosed walkway and a two-story lobby.

    JFK Federal Building

    Harold D. Donohue Federal Building, Worcester, MA. As Worcester expanded in the twentieth century, it needed a courthouse, federal office space and a larger post office. In 1930 the 1897 post office was demolished and the site utilized for the current building.

    Harold D. Donohue Federal Building

    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'.

    John W. McCormack Court House

    ▶ To make way for a new courthouse in Salt Lake City, the Odd Fellows Hall was relocated to preserve this historic gem.

    Salt Lake City, UT

    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.

    William R. Cotter Federal Building