Old York Post Office

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Constructed in 1895, this structure served as a post office until 1912, when the South George Street post office was opened. It then served as a Masonic Hall, and is now part of the Lighthouse Youth Center. The stately structure is designed in the Romanesque Revival Style, a nice complement to the Central Market House across the street. However, the building’s use of brownstone, terra-cotta, and other features are elements of the Richardson Romanesque sub-type. If you happen to be walking by the structure, be sure to glance upward to observe the gargoyles—they’ll be watching you! And while your eyes are cast toward the skies, note the tower with hexagonal roof. This building also incorporates rounded arches.

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