This is the Hollywood Station of the US Post Office. Built when we had the wherewithal to build things of lasting value and places worth caring about. This is the sort of building people recognize as beautiful and meaningful in their neighborhood. Why can't we build these things today? If this were built today it would likely be set back far from the street with a parking lot in front of it and probably enough room to drive up and drop your mail because heaven forbid you have to get out of your car for five minutes.
This is a picture of the iron work over the windows.