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U.S. Post Office

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c. 1936, Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 116 W. Main St.

The one-story five-bay tawny brick post office with a red-tiled hipped roof with exposed rafter tails has segmental arches over the rectangular windows, creating a vaguely Mediterranean residential character rather than the Colonial Revival or Moderne styles typical of Simon’s tenure. The post office houses the 1942 mural Lumber Manufacturing by Dallas-based artist Jerry Bywaters, which depicts an important regional industry. The mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts of the U.S. Treasury.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


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

Print Source

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, 30-30.

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