Wichita Falls, TX US Post Office and Federal Building

U S Post Office and Federal Building

On a recent unexpected trip to Wichita Falls, Texas, I found myself downtown at the post office mailing some letters for my sister.  Since I love a post office, I whipped out the iPhone to do my best to capture this 1932 post office designed by Voelcker & Dixon.  Voelcker & Dixon designed a number of courthouses and federal buildings in Texas after setting up their business.

The $750,000 building was approved (Abilene Reporter News, 5 Apr 1931, p. 15) under President Hoover’s building program that saw a number of federal buildings erected between 1931 and 1932, including Jackson’s former U S Post Office and Courthouse.



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9 Responses to Wichita Falls, TX US Post Office and Federal Building

  1. An impressive post office! Glad you took time to capture it.

  2. Susie says:

    Beautiful details on this post office. I love the lamp!

    • Suzassippi says:

      That was my favorite part, but the windows were pretty awesome, too. It is usually difficult to locate information about Texas buildings, though.

  3. Beth says:

    What a nice find! I love the details and the newspaper caption was very newsy to include the new Education Building of the FUMC! Was there a mural inside?

    • Suzassippi says:

      I thought it was funny they included a mention of the new FUMC building. I did not see a mural (was only inside long enough to mail the letters) but as far as I know, the murals were all done under the Roosevelt Administration as the brain child of George Biddle.

  4. Suzassippi says:

    I intuited as much; when speaking of murals, “new PO” means “I have not seen it before.” 🙂

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