15. 246 East Main Street: United States Post Office
The Post Office features many Art Deco details, particularly in the transom above the main entrance, the scones on either side of the entrance, and the iron hand rails flanking the main stairs. An original mural entitled “Air Mail Service” executed by Edmund Lewandowski adorns the west wall of the lobby.
The first post office in Stoughton was established in 1848 at an unknown site. In 1881, the Post Office was moved to the Williams Block (which burned in the early 1960’s, it was on the site of 129 W. Main). Between 1904 and 1912, the Post Office moved to what is now the east section of the Wisconsin Power and Light and Stationery House building. In 1938, the Post Office moved to this building designed by Louis Simon, Treasury Department architect.