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National and State Registers of Historic Places

U.S. Post Office

Picture of property 118 South Fourth Street
Burlington (Coffey County)
Listed in National Register 1989-10-17

Architect: Robert Kittredge, Louis Simon
Category: post office
Thematic Nomination: Kansas Post Offices with Artwork

Constructed circa 1940-1941 as part of the U.S. Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture program, the Burlington Post Office is a one-story, Classical Revival brick building with hip roof. It is an example of the smaller class of the standardized design type that was repeated throughout the U.S. during the 1930s-1940s. A red sandstone sculpture titled "Boy and Colt" by Arizona artist Robert Kittredge was created in 1942 and is displayed on the south wall of the interior. The post office was nominated as part of the "Kansas Post Offices with Artwork (1936-1942)" multiple property nomination for its sculpture and its association with the Section Program.

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