The Post Office

Los Angeles post office and federal buildingIn 1926, this classical Romanesque structure housed the Los Angeles main Post Office & Federal building. Though only 16 years old, its days were already numbered.

los angeles post office and federal building of 1910

California Historical Society collection

Completed in 1910 at the confluence of Temple, Spring & Main streets, it was still under construction when there was talk of it being replaced. In the end, however, it served until 1937. It was demolished July of that year and a new federal building/post office opened on more or less the same footprint January 23, 1939.

los angeles post office federal building 1939