Old Post Office

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The Old Post Office is a large Second Empire-style building in Downtown St. Louis. Construction began in 1873, and the building opened officially in 1884. The cost was nearly $6 million. It originally held Federal courts, as well as Postal Service offices, and Federal Customs offices.

Today the Old Post Office houses a small museum, a branch of the St. Louis Public Library, a satellite campus for Webster University, offices for the St. Louis Business Journal, offices for FOCUS St. Louis, a cafe location of Local Harvest, and various other governmental and non-profit offices.

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