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Office Building (U.S. Post Office)

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U.S. Post Office
1909, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 711 St. Joseph St.

One of the many early-twentieth-century post offices in Texas designed under the supervision of Taylor, this two-story brick example now serves as an office building. The tiled hipped roof with bracketed overhangs recalls Cass Gilbert's similarly styled Battle Hall ( AU41.3) on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Office Building (U.S. Post Office)", [Gonzales, 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, 191-191.

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