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The Landmark on Lee Street (U.S. Post Office)

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1910, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury; 1929 expanded; 2005 renovated. 2920 Lee St.

The former post office is a classical design with striking material contrasts of dark red brick walls and cream-colored terra-cotta for details. Three central arches outline the entrance and flanking windows. In 1942, Greenville native Audie Murphy enlisted here and subsequently became a World War II hero. In 2005 the building was renovated, including its interior finishes, by the Greenville Rotary Post Office Foundation as a meeting place for clubs and organizations.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "The Landmark on Lee Street (U.S. Post Office)", [Greenville, 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, 116-116.

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