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.
Ahh, I wouldn’t mind a light fixture like this in my house:
Even the mailboxes are cool!
Floral relief on the ceiling:
A bronze geometric partition between the lobby and the point-of-sale area:
Beautiful, highly decorative bars on the windows:
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