(former) 64036 - Lee's Summit, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 54.706 W 094° 22.703
15S E 380492 N 4307888
This two story brown brick building is located 12-14 SW 3rd Street in Lee's Summit, Missouri. The building was used as a Post Office from some time between 1886/1893 until 1927.
Waymark Code: WMYWH6
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 08/02/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member PTCrazy
Views: 2

Date of Construction: c. 1886/c. 1955
Stories: 2
Structure: Load-Bearing Masonry
Facade Wall: Brick
Plan: Rectangular
Roof: Flat Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Integrity: Good
Style: Modern Movement
Property Type: Two-Part Commercial Block
Historic Name: Seigfried Grocers (East Storefront); U.S. Post Office; Lee's Summit Library (West Storefront)
Storefront Type: Broad Front

Additional Information: The storefront in this building's buff-colored brick primary facade reflects a mid-1950s alteration. The design reflects austere elements of the Modern Movement. This building has three distinct sections defined by two single entrance storefronts flanking a central entrance that provides access to a stairway leading to the second floor. Full-height brick pilasters flank the central entrance and a single full-height pilaster forms the east corner of the building. The west storefront has a central geometric brick design at the parapet. The corresponding area at the east storefront shows repair in the parapet area. A soldier course of brick visually divides the first and second stories. At the second story, boards cover the square window openings, which have brick windowsills. A soldier course of brick caps the parapet. There is a slight differentiation in color between the east and west portions of the building, indicating different cleaning methods or one space being protected from weathering by some type of sheathing.

- National Register Application

Postal service in Lee’s Summit began in 1865. The 1893 Sanborn Fire Insurance map depicts the post office on the first story of the 205 3rd Street in the downtown commercial center of Lee’s Summit (present day 14 SW 3rd Street). By 1927, the post office had moved to a new building, sharing space with a retail store at 315 Douglas Street (315 SE Douglas Street).

- National Register Application

Type of structure:: Stand alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 64036

Current Status:: Former Historic Location

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