San Jose, CA

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

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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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