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Sulphur Springs City Hall (U.S. Post Office)

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1914, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury; 1967 renovated; 2014 altered and expanded, David Chase and Archi-Texas. 201 N. Davis St.

The former post office follows one of the favored models used under Knox’s tenure, incorporating an Italian Renaissance–styled entrance loggia influenced by Brunelleschi’s Foundling Hospital. This central, three-bay loggia is flanked by solid end bays with single windows. The boldly projecting cornice of the entablature is supported by closely spaced modillions. Walls are stucco faced, nearly the same tone as the stone columns, entablature, and window frames. Between 1967 and 2000 the building was used as a public library, replacing the city’s demolished Carnegie Library (1910, Edward L. Tilton). A restoration and expansion in 2014 gave the former post office a new life as the City Hall.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Sulphur Springs City Hall (U.S. Post Office)", [Vernon, 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, 114-114.

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