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Federal Building (U.S. Post Office)

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U.S. Post Office
1912, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 128 E. Church St.

This small but handsomely detailed Renaissance-style building is one of the best of its type in the state produced under the tenure of James Knox Taylor. The tawny brickwork combined with the monumental triple-arched entrance and bracketed cornice make a building that looks at home in the hot Texas climate. This is the sort of work that often is described as Mediterranean, combining as it does elements that are common to more than one European source.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Federal Building (U.S. Post Office)", [Cuero, 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, 196-196.

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