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Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

1925 Gilmer Post Office

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. 1925 Gilmer Post Office Marker
Inscription.  Designed by architect James A. Wetmore, this building was constructed by A. C. Stamford of Alabama, who employed workers from Alabama and from Upshur County. Construction began in June 1925 and was completed early the following year. This structure served as the Gilmer Post Office until October 1991, when it was replaced by a new facility. The 1925 building remained vacant until March 1992 when local groups purchased it for use as a historical museum. A fine example of federal architecture, it features Georgian revival details of red brick and white limestone, plus wood trim, a pedimented central entry and parapet balustrade. Typical postal embellishments such as flanking entry lamps, a cornerstone and a stairway to the door give the structure a classical character.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1998

 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12254.)
 
Location. 32° 43.768′ N, 94° 56.628′ W. Marker is in Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is at
1925 Gilmer Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. 1925 Gilmer Post Office Marker
the intersection of Simpson Street and East Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on Simpson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Simpson Street, Gilmer TX 75644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sam Houston Spoke Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Gilmer Mirror" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson (about 300 feet away); C.S.A. Leather Factories (about 400 feet away); Ragland Clinic-Hospital (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church of Gilmer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Croley Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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