Location Information
(for the U.S. Post Office and Federal Building)
Name:U.S. Post Office and Federal Building
Address:500 Main Street, West
City/County:Tupelo, Lee County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1962
Architectural Styles(s):Modern
No. of Stories:3
Registration Information
NR District Name:Downtown Tupelo
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:933
Brief Description
Three-story, steel frame construction clad in cast concrete and brick, flat rolled roof Post-Modern-style post office. Ground floor
has twenty-five bays consisting of fixed single-light display windows and two, paired entries with single-light metal doors,
single-light full sidelights and three-part transom topped. Portico is cantilevered cast concrete, parabola shaped canopy. Second
and third floors feature twenty-eight bays divided by cast concrete vertical fins with cast marble spandrels and double fixed-light
windows with hopper. Incised entry on east elevation with three bays with double entry doors, large transom, single lights
sidelights and glass kick panels. Canopied loading dock on north elevations. Parabola entry canopy on south elevation.