Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Lebanon Post Office



Marker ID: THC 3A 228
Location: 203 E Main St, Lebanon, TN
County: Wilson
Coordinates: N 36° 12.476    W 086° 17.368
  36.20793333    -86.28946666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Lebanon Post Office·


In July 1908 Lebanon's growth and prominence qualified the town for free citywide mail delivery. Congressman Cordell Hull secured funding of $50,000 for this federal post office building. The cornerstone was laid on October 30, 1913. Chief Supervising Architect Oscar Wenderoth designed the Beaux Arts style building and contractor James Corse completed construction in 1915. Pink and gray East Tennessee Marble adorns the interior walls and floors. In 1999 the National Park Service placed the Lebanon Post Office in the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing structure in the Lebanon Commercial Historic District.

Tennessee Historic Commission