(former) 64036 - Lee's Summit, Missouri
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N 38° 54.744 W 094° 22.711
15S E 380482 N 4307958
The Former Lee's Summit Post Office is a one story brown brick building located at 220 SW Main Street in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Waymark Code: WMYWG4
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 08/02/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member PTCrazy
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This building was used as a Post Office from 1939 until sometime in the 1960's when it became the Lee's Summit City Hall. It is now the Lee's Summit History Museum

Date of Construction: 1939
Stories: 1 Structure: Load-Bearing Brick
Facade Wall: Brick Plan: Rectangular
Roof: Hipped Historic Function: Government
Integrity: Good Style: Colonial Revival
Property Type: Other Vernacular: Post Office
Historic Name: U.S. Post Office; Lee's Summit City Hall

Additional Information: This buff-colored brick building has five bays defined by two single windows flanking a central entrance. Flat fluted pilasters capped by a lintel with a dentil cornice comprise the wood entrance surround. Above the entrance door is a multi-pane transom. The original window openings are intact, with the exception of recessed infill in the openings in the side elevations. Non-historic window frames containing tinted, single-light fixed sashes replace the original window frames and sashes. Limestone lentils are above the windows. A terra-cotta stringcourse is at the cornice. Centered in the hipped roof is a cupola with a multi-light fixed sash window. A large mural titled "Pastoral," painted by New York resident and artist Ted Gillien, has hung in the building since 1963. It appears to date from the 1930s and its style and execution indicate that it may be associated with the Works Progress Administration projects initiated during the Great Depression. A brick clad passage way connects the former U.S. Post Office building with the modern City Hall building facing Market Street. The connection is recessed from the side walls and is subservient to the U.S. Post Office building. To the south of the U.S. Post Office building and recessed on the lot is a modular unit building that also connects to the City Hall building at the juncture where the passageway from the U.S. Post Office building connects with the City Hall building. The modular unit building does not connect directly to the U.S. Post Office building.

- National Register Application

This building was constructed as the town post office by the Treasury Department in 1939. Purchased and used as the City Hall from the 1960’s to 2006, the building is still owned by the City of Lee’s Summit but is on a short-term lease to ReDiscover, a mental health organization, for offices. With the passage of a recent bond issue, the City will be turning the structure over to the Lee’s Summit Historical Society for use as a museum.

- Living New Deal Website

Type of structure:: Stand alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 64036

Current Status:: Former Historic Location

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