GENERAL POST-OFFICE. (WASHINGTON).

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Hermann Meyer


General Post-Office. (Washington).

Steel plate engraving with modern handcoloring, c.1850.
Image size 3 7/8 x 6 1/8" (100 x 154 mm).
Generally good condition, water stain in the upper left margin.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 50773
Price: $85.00
Publisher : Published by H. J. Meyer, New York.
From "Meyer's Universum". Herrmann Meyer is known for his small but very well engraved views of various towns and scenes in America and elsewhere. Robert Mills designed the General Post Office, completed in 1842. Thomas U. Walter oversaw the General Post Office's expansion from in 1855 to 1866. The General Post Office moved out in 1897. The General Land Office was a tenant from 1897 to 1917. The National Selective Service Board was a tenant in 1919. The Tariff Commission was a tenant from 1932 to 1988. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971. In 2002, Michael Stanton Architecture in partnership with the Kimpton Group was selected by the General Services Administration to convert the building into a 184-room hotel, known as the Washington Monaco Hotel. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , Washington D.C.

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