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La Placita Resource Center (U.S. Post Office)

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U.S. Post Office
1936, William Van Siclen. 301 S. Main St.

Set back from the street with a landscaped front, this public building presides over Main Street. The well-preserved Spanish Mediterranean, side-gabled, tile-roofed facility includes arched windows and an elaborate Baroque entrance with twisted columns in cast stone. It was decommissioned in 1958 to serve as public office space and, more recently, as a community center.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "La Placita Resource Center (U.S. Post Office)", [McAllen, 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, 294-294.

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