St. Louis, MO

Completed in 1884, the St. Louis Post Office was also home to the U.S. Customs House which collected $2 million annually from river traffic. Fearful of robbery, siege and/or fire, Washington demanded a fortress with granite foundation walls 10-feet thick, granite upper story walls 4-feet thick, and iron shutters with gun ports. Architect Alfred Mullett designed the building in the Second Empire Baroque style. It stands today, not surprising given the difficulties inherent in tearing it down.

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