The Concord, New Hampshire, federal building was completed in 1889 to house the district court, circuit court, and Post Office. It was designed by Melville Bell and James Jill; the use of Concord granite in the construction of the building was said to have convinced the federal government to use Concord granite for the Library of Congress. Located next to New Hampshire’s State House, the building is now the Legislative Office Building. I love the roof.
I already had two reasons to love Chico, California: as the home of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and a delightful couple I know, but this post office gives me a third. Built in 1912-14 and listed today on the National Register of Historic Places, this beauty has survived, miraculously. Read more about it here.