View from outside the enclosure wallThe Post Office, built by the French, is located centrally, across from Notre Dame Cathedral.
|The Post Office recalls European railway stations, particularly in the vaulted and glazed interior. Its "modern" skylight also recalls European buildings of the later nineteenth century (like Paris' Les Halles or Milan's Galleria).|
The central pavilion with the huge clockThe three-story building has a central pavilion with flanking symmetrical extensions. Like European buildings influenced by Renaissance architecture, it has clearly defined bays and logical fenestration.
Facade detailsArched windows (with decorative capstones) are framed by engaged piers capped by imaginative human-headed capitals. Green shutters are common in French colonial architecture.
The entrance with decorative iron work
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