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Poughkeepsie Journal Building
Rear view of building in 2007
|Location||Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Eugene T. Benham; Charles J. Cooke|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||82005069|
|Added to NRHP||November 26, 1982|
It was built of fieldstone in a Colonial Revival style in 1941. Architects in the Hudson Valley, and particularly Dutchess County, took inspiration from then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt's efforts to revive its use in the region, following the example of the early Dutch settlers of the area, who built many stone houses for themselves. In particular, the building complements the city's main post office nearby. In 1982 it qualified for addition to the National Register of Historic Places, but it was not listed due to an objection by the owner.
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