Post in Garza County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Garza County Courthouse
After Garza County's creation in 1876, it was not until 1907, at the initiative of cereal producer C. W. Post, that the county was formally organized. In 1922, when the population had grown to about 4500 and the cotton industry had spurred economic growth, citizens approved the sale of bonds to finance a new courthouse. The commissioners court selected prominent regional architect Guy Carlander of Amarillo to design the courthouse, and awarded the construction bid to the Fred T. Bone Company, also of Amarillo. Built in 1923 of reinforced concrete with brick exterior and cast stone details, the Garza County courthouse is a late, but fine, example of Prairie School architecture.
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12456.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. 33° 11.458′ N, 101° 22.872′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Post TX 79356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garza County (here, next to this marker); Charles W. Post (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Merriweather Post (here, next to this marker); Faith Lutheran Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Post Sanitarium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mason Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); C. W. Post Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Post.
Also see . . . Garza County Courthouse. (Submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.