2273 Church Ave
Lorimer Rich

This two-story brick structure evokes the form of an idealized residence from the colonial period, making it a more academic example of Colonial Revival than most 1930s post offices in New York state, which had a more stylized manner. It features modest ornamentation, with the main entrance marked by a large limestone panel with the name of the post office inscribed in Colonial style script. The interior is laid out in a utilitarian manner, with a rectangular lobby and no ceremonial spaces. It maintains the original terrazzo floors and a few of the marble panels on the lower part of the walls.

It was one of seven postal stations commissioned to Lorimer Rich as part of the “New Deal” program, created by the federal government to promote economic recovery after the Great Depression. Rich was best known for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. It was listed on the National Register in 1988.