Winner of the 2013 Marguerite Williams Award by The Georgia Trust for Excellence in Restoration, The Old Post Office is currently owned by Jeff Davis, IV. Mr. Davis’s fascination with the building began when he was just 5 or 6 years old, and years later, in December 2011, Davis realized his dream, and acquired the Old Post Office. Aided by original blueprints and 1,500 pages of century-old correspondence from the National Archives, Davis and his team met the restoration challenge, restoring and replacing original fixtures and removing added walls, including a second story courtroom added during Prohibition.
History in the Making
Davis has moved his Information Technology contracting firm, Alterra Networks, to the main and top floors of The Old Post Office. A colocation center is housed in the 4,500 square foot basement. Colocation centers are secure facilities with backup power generators and massive cooling systems that house hardware and software systems for clients.
“To have the Old Post Office look like 1912 upstairs and 2112 downstairs is amazing”, says Davis. “We’ve just been very blessed…there is no place else I’d rather be.” Davis says to see The Old Post Office is to experience why such buildings “stand as examples of what we should like to see done by the cities and by the citizens themselves.” Franklin Mac Veagh, Secretary of the Treasury, 1909-1913
Built in 1911, the grand neoclassical post office building features vaulted ceilings, marble-edged floors, arched windows, and revolution front door. The post master’s office holds one of two large safes that still carry the U.S. seal and louvered windows that allowed the postmaster to watch over the work room from the second floor.
Original fixtures can be viewed throughout the lobby, including a functional electrical panel and glass paper towel holders in the restrooms. Explore the Old Post Office and be inspired by the beautiful architecture and collection of memorabilia in Dublin’s Old Post Office.
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