Post Office Building Mineral Wells, Texas

United States Post Office building, 1911-1913

United States Post Office building, 1911-1913

The US post office in Mineral Wells was completed in 1913, as the town began to grow and prosper.  Numerous hotels were developed, including the Baker, which I will profile in a coming post.  The post office was in use as the mail facility until 1959.  It is now the Women’s Club building, and was the scene of the recent meeting with the Texas Historical Commission on the Bankhead Highway project.

Texas is documenting the historic Bankhead Highway, mentioned earlier in the post on Mount Vernon.  The Bankhead went through Mineral Wells also.  The project is interesting, and you can view a wide variety of historic images and documents in the 127 unit Power Point available at the Texas Historical Commission link.  It is the pdf called “What is the Bankhead Highway?”

Old Postal Box

Old Postal Box

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2 Responses to Post Office Building Mineral Wells, Texas

  1. ELMalvaney says:

    We need to find someone who will document Mississippi’s historic highways like the Old Spanish Trail (Hwy 90), Jeff Davis Hwy (49), and the Dixie Highway (80). I’ve had a hard time reconstructing those early routes, but I’m sure someone else could figure it all out.

  2. Suzassippi says:

    Sounds like a grant application waiting to happen! Who does that kind of thing in history/preservation?

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