United States Post Office (former) – Jacksonville TX

Project type: Post Offices
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Description

The Treasury Department funded the construction of the United States Post Office in Jacksonville TX. The building is now the Landmark Event Center.

The 1933 Jacksonville Post Office is a significant example of the small town post office designs produced by the U.S. Treasury Department. The first federal building constructed in Cherokee County, it represents the local effects of a substantial new program of public building construction undertaken by the federal government. Under the guidance of U.S. Supervising Architect James A. Wetmore, the design followed standardized post office plans, adding some unique architectural embellishment that lends the building its individual character. The resulting combination of Classical Revival forms with Art Deco and Moderne influences is representative of federal buildings constructed across America during the period, and it is Cherokee County’s most significant local example of these trends.

Source notes

National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/03001417/03001417.pdf), accessed November 2019.

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on November 13, 2019.

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Location Info


402 E. Rusk Street
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Coordinates: 31.963679, -95.270264

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