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Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Baytown Post Office

 
 
Baytown Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, October 29, 2020
1. Baytown Post Office Marker
Inscription.  

Built in 1936-37 as the Goose Creek Post Office, this structure served as the area's main postal facility for almost fifty years. Designed by architect Louis A. Simon, the Early International style building features an interior fresco mural commissioned as part of the Federal Arts Program of the Works Progress Administration. After the post office moved from this building in 1985, it became the home of the Baytown Historical Museum.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988
 
Erected by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 29° 44.027′ N, 94° 58.204′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of West Defee and Gaillard Street, on the right when traveling east on West Defee. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 W Defee, Houston TX 77058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee College (approx. half a
Baytown Post Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, October 29, 2020
2. Baytown Post Office
Marker is on the wall to the left of the entrance
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mile away); George Washington Carver High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Goose Creek Stream (approx. Ύ mile away); Robert E. Lee High School (approx. one mile away); Ashbel Smith M.D. (approx. 2 miles away); The Bayland Guards (approx. 2 miles away); Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baytown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022