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U.S. Post Office/Hye Pipe and Feed

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1904. 10261 U.S. 290
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This is the only business in the rural hamlet of Hye and the structure is immediately noticeable for its painted, pressed-metal false-front facade topped with a simulated balustrade. The interior of the post office and store, which share the same space, is a fine survival of an early-twentieth-century commercial interior, with a pressed-metal ceiling to complement the facade. The community was named for Hiram (Hye) G. Brown who established the post office here in 1886.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "U.S. Post Office/Hye Pipe and Feed", [Stonewall, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 104-104.

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