Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

The legacy of architect Samuel Hannaford runs deep in Cincinnati. From City Hall to the Cincinnatian Hotel, from the Emery Theatre to Music Hall, his firm was commissioned to design many of the most prominent buildings in the city. The Dalton Street Post Office, located at Dalton and Liberty Sts. in the West End, dates from 1932-33.

When you look up “they just don’t make ’em like they used to” in the dictionary, you may well encounter photos of the glorious Art Deco ornamentation on this building. The sandstone and granite structure features marble details and bronze fixtures inside.

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Ahh, I wouldn’t mind a light fixture like this in my house:

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Even the mailboxes are cool!

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Floral relief on the ceiling:

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

A bronze geometric partition between the lobby and the point-of-sale area:

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Beautiful, highly decorative bars on the windows:

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

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5 thoughts on “Dalton Street Post Office by Samuel Hannaford & Sons

  1. Absolutely! I usually go to the little one downtown, which is really convenient and the clerks are great, but there’s no there there, so to speak. Going to this post office is like a mini architecture tour.

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