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Camas Main Post Office

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The building is an unaltered example of a small town, single-purpose post office.

Built

Circa ~ 1939

Address

440 N.E. 5th Ave., Camas
Directions to the post office.

Open to public?

Yes.

 

Camas Main Post Office

 

     

The post office is a one-story red brick building. Its front elevation is flat, symmetrical, and classically-proportioned. Five bays divide the façade—two flat–arched window bays and a centered round-arched entry bay. A gable roof topped with a square wooden cupola covers the front portion of the building. Wrought-iron balustrades with integrated lamp standards flank the stairs.

The entry has double wooden doors each with a molded wooden panel. The window bays, with stone lintels and sills, each contain double-hung wood sash with twelve-over-twelve lights. Terminating the first floor is a wooden frieze and dentil cornice. Sloping rearward from the cornice is a copper-clad gable roof topped by a square wooden cupola.

The Camas Main Post Office is significant for its art and its legacy of the Federal Public Works programs of the depression era.

  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
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