Federal Building (United States Courthouse)

Federal Building (United States Courthouse) (HM1FJ3)

Location: Ogdensburg, NY 13669 St. Lawrence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 41.741', W 75° 29.482'

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National Register of Historic Places

In 1856, the City of Ogdensburg petitioned the U.S. Treasury Department to construct an imposing Federal building that would suitably reflect Ogdensburg's importance as northern New York's leading social and commercial center.

This structure was built between 1867 and 1870 after the design of Alfred B. Mullett (1834-1890) at a cost of $265,000. The neo-classical scheme, based on Palladian design, remains an important example of nineteenth-century civic architecture. Built of Berea sandstone and characterized by interior structural and decorative elements of iron, the three-story building measures one hundred-twenty by sixty feet.

In addition to its architectural significance, this structure housed the post office, a federal courtroom, and offices of the collector of Internal Revenue and the special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department. A bonded warehouse was located in the basement.

President Ulysses S. Grant attended a public reception here on August 7, 1872.

This building serves as the oldest active Post Office in New York State and is among the oldest in the United States.

October 2001
HM NumberHM1FJ3
Year Placed2001
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 461068 N 4949262
Decimal Degrees44.69568333, -75.49136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 41.741', W 75° 29.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 41' 44.46" N, 75° 29' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 431 State St, Ogdensburg NY 13669, US
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