Location Information
(for the U.S. Post Office)
Name:U.S. Post Office
Address:201 Cherokee Street, West
City/County:Brookhaven, Lincoln County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1912-13
Architectural Styles(s):Italian Renaissance, Beaux Arts, Mission
No. of Stories:1
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:28 Oct 1983
NR District Name:Downtown Brookhaven
NR Status:Previously Listed
Element No.:25
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Context/Comments
Built in 1912, the Post Office is a unique building in Brookhaven. No other structure in the town embodies the characteristics of the Beaux Arts, Italian Renaissance, and Mission styles. Constructed by the Treasury Department, the Post Office was designed by James Knox Taylor (Chief Architect) and Louis A. Simon (Supervising Architect). Because very few post offices were built in Mississippi during this period, the designs attributed to James Knox Taylor are very rare in the state. The building is located across the street from Whitworth College, Mississippi's first women's and third oldest college, which together with the post office forms the town's most architecturally significant group of institutional buildings.