Then as you look up slightly and to Uncle's left, your right, you will see the cornerstone of the building.
St. Wapniacl mnemonic.
We learned not only the posts, but of course the names of the people who were occupying those positions at the time. Hence, I recall Morgenthau. This was the man who said, after serving eight years in FDR's administration
"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work....We have never begun to tax the people in this country the way they should be.... I don't pay what I should. People of my class don't. People who have it should pay.... After eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started...and an enormous debt to boot!"Nevertheless, Morgenthau remained in his post until President Truman appointed Fred Vinson to replace him in 1945.
The name Louis A. Simon is less familiar, but he was a noted American architect who designed many U.S. Post office buildings, most of them in Colonial Revival style, which this one is. But he has many other buildings to his credit, including the noted Music Box Theater in Chicago and the Federal Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Mr. Melick is unknown to me. The fate of the engineer, I guess. But our sturdy, functional, and attractive building is darn near as old as I.