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Collin County Museum (U.S. Post Office)

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1911, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury; 1982 rehabilitated. 300 E. Virginia St.

The Italian Renaissance post office is clad in limestone, with a red tile roof and bracketed roof eaves. Elevated on a raised basement, the two-story height is masked by tall first-floor windows and low upper-floor windows that appear as an attic. A monumental stair leads to the tall, triple-arched loggia that is simpler than the fifteenth-century Brunelleschi Foundling Hospital model often used during Taylor’s tenure. The building was rehabilitated in 1982 as the Collin County Museum.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Collin County Museum (U.S. Post Office)", [McKinney, 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, 118-118.

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