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Hillsboro in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hillsboro Post Office Building

 
 
Hillsboro Post Office Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
1. Hillsboro Post Office Building Marker
Inscription.  This renaissance revival building was constructed as the fifth location for the Hillsboro Post Office. Work was begun in 1912 and completed three years later under the direction of Architect James Knox Taylor. The building's design features a tiled roof, an ornate arched entrance arcade and elaborate detailing of terra cotta and stone. Used as a post office until 1967, it was later adapted for use as the city's public library. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2488.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 32° 0.586′ N, 97° 7.822′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on South Waco Street (State Highway 22/171), on the right when traveling south. Located at the Hillsboro Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 South Waco Street, Hillsboro TX 76645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within walking distance of this marker. City of Hillsboro (here, next to this marker); Bond's Alley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Hill County Confederate Memorial (about 500 feet away); Courthouse History (about 500 feet away); Site of Old Lexington Village (about 500 feet away); Hill County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Hill County (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Regarding Hillsboro Post Office Building. National Register of Historic Places:
U.S. Post Office (added 1984 - - #84001894)
Also known as Hillsboro City Library
118 S. Waco St. , Hillsboro
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Taylor,James K.
♦ Architectural Style: Renaissance
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1900-1924
♦ Owner: Local
♦ Historic Function: Government
♦ Historic Sub-function: Post Office
♦ Current Function: Education
♦ Current Sub-function: Library
 
Hillsboro Post Office Building Marker, shares location with City of Hillsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
2. Hillsboro Post Office Building Marker, shares location with City of Hillsboro Marker
Hillsboro Post Office Building and Marker now the Hillsboro Public Library, image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
3. Hillsboro Post Office Building and Marker now the Hillsboro Public Library,
seen along South Waco Street (Texas Route 22/171)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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