Former US Post Office Building (NRIS 90002128)
110 S. Court St.,
Iowa. County/parish: Jefferson.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
January 24, 1991.
Part of US Senator James F. Wilson Historic Resources MPS
- Former United States Post Office Building (Fairfield, Iowa)
- The Former US Post Office Building is a historic building located in Fairfield, Iowa, United States. The two-story, brick, Italianate structure was built in 1876 by James F. Wilson. It was the first building in Fairfield built specifically for the federal government. In 1865 Wilson helped establish and served as president of the First National Bank in Fairfield. He also built several store fronts as investments. The Wilson Building immediately adjacent to this building is one of them. By the time this building was constructed Wilson had been a three-term Republican Congressman representing Iowa's 1st congressional district. Seven years after this building was constructed he began the first of two terms in the United States Senate. At this time the post office typically rented buildings for its use. The historic significance of this building reflects Wilson's political connections in the federal government. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/90002128