Building Oregon

United States Post Office (Scappoose, Oregon)

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Title
United States Post Office (Scappoose, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture Post office buildings
Creator
Stanton, Glenn Church, Walter E. Maguire, Keith R. Boles, Rollin H.
Creator Display
Glenn Stanton (architect, 1896-1969) Stanton, Boles, Maguire, and Church (architecture firm, 1955-1969) Rollin H. Boles (architect, 1913-1992) Keith Robert Maguire (architect,1909-1990) Church, Walter Enos (1893-1989)
Description
The Scappoose Post Office opened in February 1966. In contrast to the monumental downtown post office buildings constructed before World War II, the “Thousands Series” post offices, like the Scappoose building, were relatively small, modern in appearance, and featured a 24-hour lobby including postal boxes, will call counter, and a retail space. Typically, these buildings were located outside downtown to accommodate plenty of customer parking and allow mail trucks to maneuver. The Scappoose Post Office embodies all of these design principals and is an excellent, intact example of the type. Thousand Series post offices were designed to be part of an efficient mail-processing network that relied on automation and truck transportation to efficiently process mail locally and then deliver it to destinations across the nation. Source: Oregon State Historic Preservation Office. National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2017) This image is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
View
Interior View, patron lobby
Temporal
1960-1969
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works post offices
Location
Oregon >> West >> United States Scappoose >> Columbia County >> Oregon >> West >> United States
Street Address
52643 Columbia River Highway
Date
1966
Identifier
OR_ColumbiaCounty_UnitedStatesPostOfficeScappooseOregon_006
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Rights Holder
The image is provided here by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and the University of Oregon Libraries to facilitate scholarship, research, and teaching. For other uses, contact the State Historic Preservation Office. Please credit photographer and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office when using this image.
Source
Heritage Consulting Group. "Scappoose Post Office, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form."
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon