Location Information
(for the U.S. Post Office)
Name:U.S. Post Office
Address:310 (306) Summit Street
City/County:Winona, Montgomery County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1932
Architectural Styles(s):Colonial Revival
No. of Stories:1
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:07 Apr 1981
NR District Name:Winona
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:504
MPS:U.S. Post Offices, 1931-1941
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Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Winona Historic District
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Context/Comments
This was one of four post offices in Mississippi (along with the post offices in Columbia, Kosciusko, and Lumberton) constructed under the Public Building Act of 1926. It is a well-detailed Colonial Revival brick building with a projecting distyle-in-antis portico, and retains a high degree of integrity throughout. Nobly proportioned and carefully detailed, this portico produces a refined monumentality which is unequaled elsewhere in Winona.
Brief Description
One-and-a-half story, cast stone and common bond brick, Colonial Revival Post Office with
centered portico and a polychromatic tile mansard roof with inset wooden casement dormers.
The facade is three-bays (W, W; D-paired; W, W) with an entry porch supported by brick side
walls and two Corinthian columns. The entrance stairs are flanked by cast stone cheek walls
topped by cast iron lampposts. The foundation is cast stone. The cornice is accentuated with
cast-stone dentils and topped by a brick parapet. The windows are 12/ 12 wood sash with
extended stone sills and keystone lintels. The entrance is composed of fifteen-pane French
doors with a large single- pane transom flanked by two pilasters and crowned by a dentiled
cornice.