Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cupola


I have always admired this cupola on top of what used to be the main post office downtown. The building was established by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in 1935 and served as the post office until the mid-1970's. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Park Avenue Historic District in 1979. Today the building houses the United States Bankruptcy Courthouse for the Northern District of Florida.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

17 comments:

biebkriebels said...

It is a very nice one for a post office!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma bela cúpula.
Um abraço, boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Marleen said...

It looks very well maintained.

Tom said...

...built at a time when beautiful things mattered! I invite you to sharing this post at Tuesday's Treasures.

Sandra said...

it has a beautiful patina to the dome. I got a laugh, when I saw the title, I thought wonder why cupola is not pronounced cup-ola instead of cu pa la... my mind is strange

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a pretty cupola. A lovely part to the post office. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Lowell said...

Nice shot, Lois! From what I've seen in various parts of the country and from what I've read, the WPA was responsible for putting up many wonderful buildings, many of which, like this one, still stand. I don't understand why we can't do the same kind of thing today? Our infrastructure desperately needs help and we've got lots of unemployed people we could put to work.

Well, you know the answer. Our politicians are desperate to stay in power and that takes money and so they worry not about our country but their careers and the country be damned. I'm sure we've gone through similar bad times before, but I can't recall ever such a gaggle of selfish, scum of the earth politicians, starting with the prezident on down.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful architectural detail.

Sharon Anck said...

That is a fine looking Cupola.

Revrunner said...

Great capture, Lois, with the grey skies behind.

RedPat said...

I like this pic, Lois!

Christine said...

I have always admired features like this on buildings as they give an imposing air of greatness & importance.

A Colorful World said...

It's a very handsome cupola! Nice post.

bill burke said...

And a beautiful cupola it is. A fine photo too!

Klara S said...

Looks like view terrace.

Kay said...

Nicely framed! Some of our older government buildings are real prizes. I'm glad this one is still in use.

Linda said...

I'll bet it was stunning when it was new and shiny!