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U.S. Post Office

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1932, James A. Wetmore, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 301 6th St. N

Perched atop a bermed grass terrace, this symmetrically composed, two-story, Italian Mediterranean post office emits authority and solidity, although it now stands in isolation rather than on the busy main street that 6th Street once was. The 1,000-seat Showboat Theater at 412 6th Street North retains its eighty-five-foot-high sign, which, it was claimed, was the tallest in Texas when the theater was rebuilt in 1949 after its destruction in the Texas City Disaster.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "U.S. Post Office", [Texas City, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-AT34.

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