Conway Post Office

National Register Listing
Street Address:
428 Main Street, Conway, SC (Horry County)
Alternate Name:
Horry County Museum

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Description and Narrative:
The Conway Post Office, built 1935-36, is architecturally significant as an excellent example of a New Deal-era post office produced by the Public Works Division of the United States Department of the Treasury. It is also significant as a design directed by Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the Department of the Treasury, who oversaw a staff of architects designing post offices, courthouses, office buildings, and other federal government buildings under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Depression and World War II. An architectural masterpiece, the Conway Post Office stands as a testimony to the prosperity of Conway during the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Featuring an off-center entrance with large fanlight above, and eight-over-eight sash windows with fanlights above and wooden panels below, a concrete cornice line and a side elevation which has a twelve-over-twelve windows, the one-story brick post office represents the quintessential Classical Revival design. The Conway Post Office was the first Federal post office built in the city of Conway and is one of the few existing public buildings that boast the Classical Revival design. This post office served the city of Conway until it was replaced by a new federal post office in 1977. In 1981, the renovated building was reopened as the Horry County Museum; it serves the community in that capacity today. Listed in the National Register September 2, 2009.
Period of Significance:
1935 – 1936
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Date of Certification:
September 2 2009

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Horry County