Category Archives: Post Offices

Natchez Post Office Annex, 1935

The annex to the former post office was completed in 1935, and is easily distinguished by the brick color, flat roof, and lack of cornice.  To go backward yet again in the story, in 1932, the Garner Relief Bill carried … Continue reading

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Former US Post Office, Natchez

Yesterday’s post provided the history of the pre-post office occupant of the site on the corner of Wall and Main, Natchez.  William Johnson, a free man of color, owned and operated a barbershop at this location.  As indicated, in 1854, … Continue reading

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“Old” Itta Bena Post Office

Which building do you think was the post office?  According to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the “old post office” was 110 E. Humphreys Street, the red brick, two-story building at the right. They give the date as … Continue reading

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Indianola Post Office

I have been planning to visit the Indianola New Deal Administration post office for over 3 years…and this year is the Year of the Great Mississippi Road Trips to the Delta region.  The Indianola post office was built in 1935 … Continue reading

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Wichita Falls, TX US 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 … Continue reading

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania Post Office and Mural

The Nazareth Post Office was constructed in 1935 under the New Deal work that expanded post offices throughout the nation. The mural, “Cement Industry,” was painted by Miss Ryah Ludins, commissioned in 1938.  She was a muralist and painter from … Continue reading

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Mount Pleasant, TN Post Office and Mural

Mount Pleasant, Tennessee is another community that has–so far–retained its historic post office located near downtown.  According to J. Davis, C. Hankins, and C. Van West (2003), the Mt. Pleasant post office is …considered one of the best examples of … Continue reading

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Hope, Arkansas: 1911 post office

The Hope post office was begun in 1911 and completed in 1912.  Apparently, nothing unusual occurred with the facility until 1964, when the Federal government decided a new facility was needed due to growth of mail volume, and the plans … Continue reading

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Post Office Building Mineral Wells, Texas

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 … Continue reading

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Magnolia, Arkansas (former) Post Office

In June 1996, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) initiated a context-driven survey of the United States Post Offices with artwork installed through the United States Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture.  It was felt that these properties were … Continue reading

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