Location Information
(for the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse)
Name:U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
Address:2100 9th Street
City/County:Meridian, Lauderdale County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1932-33
Architectural Styles(s):Art Deco
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:17 May 1984
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Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Meridian Historic Downtown
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Designed by architects P. J. Krouse and Frank Fort, architects, the Meridian post office and federal courthouse, built in 1932-33, is one of the finest Art Deco public buildings in Mississippi. It was designed and built under the administration of James A. Wetmore (1863-1940), Acting Supervising Architect of the Treasury from 1915 to 1933. In 1967 this building was the location of the trial of three Ku Klux Klan members for the murder of three civil rights workers near Philadelphia in 1964.

It was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 17 May 1984.

This building is included in "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (p.219, EM17).