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U.S. Post Office

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1919, Alfred Giles. 814 High St.

The first formal post office in town, this three-bay structure was designed by Giles, a case where a local architect created the design, whereas most post offices were products of the Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. Built of brick and limestone, the little building features brick pilasters that divided the brick facade into bays, with limestone used for the trim, including the base course, sills for the windows, the lintels over the door and windows, and the cornice.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "U.S. Post Office", [Comfort, 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, 207-207.

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