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Wn. loom* A. Xiwtf4, Jr.
Gebeal an-vi~e. PAdainitration
*61"Ie, Seg~e Wasi~inaton, ~.0
hwa Mr. O.tts
I bym "an with a roist deal of pleasure the exellent *twoy of
OWe old tate ?)epartam~t IMU4ldims now the IeM~tive Of fices iildiust
VMeb yeisher. just p~blishe4. Tho... hise~rioal exam6i"tta. of
ispertant 'U, 5. ~Overiumbat mtrua tars. areusal ficent Contributioens
in the wee of ~I#Aturioal nontuents, cavorta rnonn bWldingjs vwah we
often de not think of as hisUtrical womosmts bees=*w of their current
I muli like to dvrs yvar attention to mother *;,: building
M*b Mao a left and diNtinguished history# awl rueomnd that a
ainilar study be .sof of it. 'Ahds is the old Spamiah r;overuor~is
Islae. In St. Augustiia.. Tis was OGovernamut Iiosso all dvurtng
$s panish, ftgltsh a'u.d second ,pan$.ah period* m~ad passed iadtl t~e
boo"i of the A~r eaus wh~en they took over in 1821. 1 t vas then
ve..'Isd La an Awrisan style and oer tli. years elua~ed a mmi~er
of "iMe. Costinvoi.1y all through the pmrioJ it h"~ Leen oesupiod
by govertmat Wfioess a tw ISWl. of course, of the V~. S. governm at.
0~ tile years the post of fiee &"~rtmmt had the greatest mned for
qpoes .ad by the 1930, a largo 4ditiout van put on tim btxildi&W fwd!
lit ms exlwively rosdeked to provide for the expariding n..ds of
the peat offiso, .Iepwtssnts At that tim, old plans of~ Vie. $pantsh
Weldingv as it appear" to 1703, were tass in a now roeadodlirg Pf
the building& giving it the n'pwr~efrwv at the seast and of tho original
- S1 wo
Meafttly the post office dapartmmut vr.d tU build a now pent
oft"*#. In ordev that this biaildivg might be r~etwznd to historical
s~ess. We a"Id deeply appreciate it if the people in yvtr offic#
wbo awe inslv.4v In preparing those stwlivs oamdd retvtev tte situations
vitIA as eOW help as seq~ile a oenploet )hi~ttry of the bu~ilding.
She Atlanta Mfiss of GOA has vory kindly agreed, to eitmai fort
aS fte uaeawred &vwamine of the building a it stood before the ro..
00elift in the. 13W',0 as vell as the mkoit..t's plows for the Too-
00ie1INK vsdortabet ait that Mae. rhos* villU eiumeuse1y helpful
In detrsudnlts wht ur the .aiel bu ilding we Ve .latd, d IwoMe
ofe addieies wr me.
I am ala attakin a mmeendam splawdtat twh wrk *f thia
hew A swom v r p*4 tw Wawa*. i Itt a* pe as*
WAS blildtng will be eatllable for fee the U. S. a ev-wmLat
Mlibitie atIldtin 4arts the Qmdrislmtsetal yew of 1940 190.
We two ale hId seeM pr)lldainmy Verm 6.l with tl AtIseta
ftlee is thi regrd.
Awle W. Nevtou
Dire tor general
I. E. Vol ft
*t Atbbt Ga.
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