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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
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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