8. Kensington Post Office

Kensington Post Office USPS

The Kensington post office is a historic post office in Brooklyn’s Kensington neighborhood at 419 Macdonald Avenue. Built in 1935 in the Colonial Revival style, the Kensington post office was built by the Office of the Supervising Architect with architect Lorimer Rich designing the two-story Federal-style brick building.

Rich is known for collaborating with sculptor Thomas Hudson Jones on the winning entry in the nationwide competition to create a design for Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The post office was painted white for much of its history, and it features a portico supported by Doric piers. The post office was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.