San Jose, CA


The San Jose, California, post office, designed by Willoughby Edbrooke and built in 1892, lost its bell tower in the earthquake of 1906.


The tower was partially restored in 1908, as far up as the clock faces, but the bell tower was never completed. Postal operations moved to a new post office in 1933. Happily, the original Romanesque building still stands, the last of its kind in California, and is today a part of the San Jose Museum of Art.


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