United States Post Office
Canal Street Station
Canal Street Station, February 2009
|Location||350 Canal Street,|
New York City
|Area||1.9 acres (0.77 ha)|
|Architect||Alan Balch Mills|
Wheeler Williams (interior relief)
|Architectural style||Art Moderne|
|MPS||US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR|
|NRHP reference #||88002358|
|Added to NRHP||May 11, 1989|
The United States Post Office Canal Street Station, originally known as "Station B", is a historic post office building located at 350 Canal Street at the corner of Church Street in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1937, and designed by consulting architect Alan Balch Mills for the Office of the Supervising Architect of the United States Department of the Treasury.
The building is a two-story and symmetrically massed, clad with buff terra cotta panels with a black terra cotta base in the Moderne style. It features a fluted terra cotta frieze with a tarnished silver finish. According to the AIA Guide to New York City, "[t]he articularted inset bay windows on Church Streets are a wonderful mannerism ... [that] give[s] the allusion of scanning the streets north and south, and add plasticity to the building." The interior features a relief executed in 1938 by artist Wheeler Williams and titled "Indian Bowman."
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