Originally called the Communications House, the constructivist post office was designed in 1934 by architect K. I. Solomonov.
Communications House was designed and built as administrative and landscape accent of the newly formed Truda Square. On the opposite side of Tolmacheva Street there is a twin building, the mirror-like symmetrical Uralsnabtorg (Ural supply and trade centre) built around the same time.
Central Post Office is a complex five-and-six-storey structure designed in tractor-like shape. If you look at the building from a distance, at a certain angle it does resemble a giant tractor.
The Universal Postal Union recommends counting all urban distances from a city’s main post office. In Ekaterinburg, Central Post Office’s reference point is marked with a star on the map of Sverdlovsk Oblast.