Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Kerrville Post Office (1936)
228 Earl Garrett Street
This art deco hollow-tile and stucco building was erected on property purchased from the estate of Capt. Charles Schreiner. The architects were noted Texas architects, Allee B. and Robert M. Ayres of San Antonio. The building is unusual because it was architect designed and not based on stock plans.
This was the first purpose built post office in Kerrville. From 1858, when the first post office was authorized for Kerrville, until 1938, the post office operated out of a number of private residences and buildings.
In 1929 the Chamber of Commerce set among its priorities free mail delivery in the city and new post office. Door to door mail delivery began in Kerrville on January 1, 1930, with two deliveries a day.
"Through rain or snow".
After an 11 year quest, finally Kerrville was allotted a federal building in July 1931. In February 1933 the property was purchased and in September 1935, Templeton-Cannon of San Angelo was given the construction contract. The building was dedicated July 4. 1936, with Postmaster Gober Gibson serving as Master of Ceremonies.
Twice-a-day delivery continued until
In 1999 the Post Office moved south of the river and the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center purchased the property.
Erected by Kerr County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 30° 2.781′ N, 99° 8.391′ W. Marker is in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of Earl Garrett Street and Main Street (State Highway 27), on the left when traveling north on Earl Garrett Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Charles Schreiner (within shouting distance of this marker); Guthrie Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kerrville Mountain Sun (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Schreiner Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Kerrville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bocock Civil War Cannon (about 300 feet away); James Kerr (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Also see . . . Old Post Office. (Submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.