Post Office (former) – Hearne TX

Started:
Completed:
Quality of Information:
Site Survival:
View Project in a Separate Window

Description

According to the 1941 Hearne Democrat, the post office is located at 3rd and Magnolia Streets. The contract  was awarded to Leslie F. Crockett Construction Co. in January of 1941 for $50,877. The building was designed in Spanish Revival style. The structure is buff stucco with a corner entrance and a canopy covering the walk on both sides.

The building has tiled floor and the wainscoat of tile with white oak panels to 7 ft height and buff colored plaster walls. Along the east side of the lobby are service windows, along the north are more than 800 bronze lock boxes of Greek design in various sizes. The south side is the Postmaster’s office. The west end is the workroom entrance where the postal clerks did their work.

The former Post Office has a large basement, and a stairway at the west side of the workroom. In the basement is the gas-burning boiler for heating the building.

Built under the Federal Works Agency of the Public Works Administration, Mr. Paul L. Vaughn was the construction engineer.

Researcher note: The building was an antique store, it is currently vacant.

Source notes

Hearne Democrat Nov 7, 1941: (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20093388/hearne_democrat_nov_7_1941/), accessed June 12, 2018.

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on June 11, 2018.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

Click to open Map

302 S. Magnolia St.
Hearne, TX 77859

Location notes: 30.880367, -96.595817

Coordinates: 30.8802914, -96.595816

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note that the Living New Deal does not have the resources to provide research services; the information we have on this page is likely to be all the information we have for this site. If you have additional information or photos to share with us, please send them to [email protected]. Although we can sometimes assist you here, our comments section is mainly intended for visitors to share information with one another. We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.