The former Oskaloosa Post Office, located at 206 North Market Street, has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. The limestone, brick, and terra cotta building was completed in 1902 and is an example of Italian Renaissance Revival architectural style. A rear addition was added to the building in 1925.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. It is part of a national program to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archaeological resources. Recognition on the National Register may also help a property qualify for grants and tax incentives for historic preservation efforts.
The nomination for the former Post Office building was prepared by AKAY Consulting on behalf of the property owner. The nomination will be reviewed by the Oskaloosa Historic Preservation Commission on Friday, August 16 at noon in the City Council Chambers at Oskaloosa City Hall, 220 South Market Street. The meeting is open to the public. Copies of the nomination and photos are available for public review at the links below and at the Development Services Department at Oskaloosa City Hall.
The Iowa State Nominations Review Committee (SNRC) will consider the nomination recommendations at their October 11, 2019 meeting.
Post Office NHRP nomination 2019
Post Office NHRP existing photos 2018