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Brenham Heritage Museum (U.S. Post Office and Federal Building)

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U.S. Post Office and Federal Building
1915, James A. Wetmore, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 105 S. Market St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The Classical Revival post office is more monumental than expected for a small town. Though only a single story, its red brick walls rise to a tall cornice and parapet. The inset Ionic columns, smooth rather than fluted, add to the monumental effect.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Brenham Heritage Museum (U.S. Post Office and Federal Building)", [Brenham, 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, 79-79.

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