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Commerce in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Commerce Post Office

 
 
Commerce Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Commerce Post Office Marker
Inscription. The U. S. Treasury Department began construction of this building in July 1917, during the country's involvement in World War I. Completed in August 1918 after a number of construction delays, it served as the city's main post office facility until 1971. Deeded to the city the following year, it reopened as a public library in 1973. The Georgian revival-style building features a central entry portico and an alternating parapet/balustrade along the roofline.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7782.)
 
Location. 33° 15.018′ N, 95° 53.883′ W. Marker is in Commerce, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is on Park Street south of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at door entrance to Commerce Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1210 Park Street, Commerce TX 75428, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jernigin's Store (a few steps from this marker); Bruce B. Williams American Legion Post No. 1 (a few steps from this marker); Historical Stop - Downtown Commerce (about 600
Former Commerce Post Office, now Public Library. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Former Commerce Post Office, now Public Library.
Marker is on left side of front entrance to the library.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Incorporation of Commerce (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church of Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Early Commerce Schools (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Commerce Churches (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Commerce.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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