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U.S. Post Office and Federal Building

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1909, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 116 S. Main St.

This five-bay composition of round-arched windows between pairs of engaged Ionic columns appears to be based upon Bramante’s Vatican Belvedere upper court (after 1505). Columns, arches, and entablature are cream terra-cotta, and walls are tawny brick. The entablature with a brick frieze carries a stout balustrade.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "U.S. Post Office and Federal Building", [Corsicana, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 81-81.

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