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Georgian - Franklin Post Office

The Franklin Post Office, built in 1939, is a simple symmetrical Georgian box with a portico supported by colossal Doric columns and pilasters. A wide projecting cornice and flat roof enhance its streamlined effect.

A suggestion of small windows, set into the wide trim beneath the cornice and flat, light colored rectangular ornaments resemble the transom windows of the Georgian style. Very large multi-paned sliding sash windows are arranged symmetrically.

English bond brickwork with brick corner quoins on each side of the shallow wings at the ends of the facade complete the formal, solid effect.