AKA: Stanford University, US Post Office, Stanford, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - post offices; built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Church, Thomas D. , Landscape Architect (firm); Warnecke, John Carl, and Associates, Architects (firm); Thomas Dolliver Church (landscape architect); John Carl Warnecke Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1960

1 story

531 Lasuen Mall
Stanford University Campus, Stanford, CA 94305

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The Stantord University Post Office was located on White Plaza.

Building History

The San Francisco architectural firm of John Carl Warnecke and Associates served as the designer of the Stanford Post Office and Book Store; Isadore Thompson was its Structural Engineer, Kasin, Guttman and Malayan, the Mechanical Engineers, Thomas D. Church, the Landscape Architect and Howard J. Wright, the Building Contractor.

Building Notes

The adjacent Stanford Book Store and US Post Office cost $489,569, and was part of a larger project to provide nine new student activity buildings on campus. The Post Office's vaults were composed of precast reinforced concrete, fitted into position on top of cast-in-place concrete columns. Precast concrete bents were made for roof and wall framing. Because the structural loads were carried on these vaults, column-top connectors and the columns themselves, walls did not have to be load-bearing. Concrete block with stucco finish and large windows composed the wall elevations. The post office's mailboxes could be accessed from inside and outside the building.

PCAD id: 13194