1934The United States Post Office and Customs House on Dale Avenue was completed.Arts and Culture, Economy and Industry, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Granite Industry

Gloucester Daily Times. “Dedicate New P.O. Tomorrow.” January 24, 1934, Vol. 69 No. 14530 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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During the depths of the Depression, Congressman A. Piatt Andrew fought to build the $270,000 postal facility. The Post Office was built with granite from Johnson quarry, which was estimated to cost twice that of the usual limestone.

Erkkila, Barbara H. Hammers on Stone: A History of Cape Ann Granite. 1st ed, TBW Books, 1980. Gloucester Daily Times. “Dedicate New P.O. Tomorrow.” January 24, 1934, Vol. 69 No. 14530 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
Gloucester Daily Times. “Dedicate New P.O. Tomorrow.” January 24, 1934, Vol. 69 No. 14530 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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