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Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Mineral Wells Post Office

 
 
Old Mineral Wells Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
1. Old Mineral Wells Post Office Marker
Inscription.  A surge of growth in this city, after 1900 created a need for a larger post office. This structure, was the third facility built here after postal service began in 1882. It was constructed between 1911 and 1913 of reinforced concrete and clad with stuccoed brick. Classical details standard to post offices of the era were highlighted with limestone trim. Interior lighting was originally both gas and electric. The design is credited to U.S. Treasury architect James Knox Taylor. The postal facility was closed in 1959 and the building was deeded that year to the city for community use.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3768.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 32° 48.659′ N, 98° 6.721′ W. Marker is in Mineral Wells, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker is at the intersection of Northeast 2nd Street and Southeast 1st Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Northeast 2nd Street. The
The Old Mineral Wells Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
2. The Old Mineral Wells Post Office and Marker
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marker is located in front of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Northeast 2nd Street, Mineral Wells TX 76067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Mineral Water Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mineral Wells (approx. 0.2 miles away); Famous Mineral Water Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Camp Wolters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sam Savage (approx. 2.7 miles away); USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) (approx. 4.3 miles away); Americal Division - 23rd Infantry Division (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jack Llewellyn Knight (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral Wells.
 
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By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
3. The Old Mineral Wells Post Office
The view of the Old Mineral Wells Post Office and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
4. The view of the Old Mineral Wells Post Office and Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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