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Charles Bright Visitor Center (U.S. Post Office)

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1918, James A. Wetmore, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 206 E. Main St.

The public square remained an open space in the Spanish tradition with the town well covered by a gazebo at its center from 1779 until this post office was built. The one-story, red brick Georgian Revival design was simpler than other post offices of the period, lacking a portico, loggia, or pediment. Three central arched openings have ornate shell-and-fan tympana and windows or doors.

The brick streets found throughout downtown were installed starting in 1918, replacing earlier bois d’arc (wood block) paving.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Charles Bright Visitor Center (U.S. Post Office)", [Nacogdoches, 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, 46-46.

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