Bay City in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bay City Post Oﬃce
Contractor W.B. Lovell broke ground for the post office in 1917 and the building opened to the public on May 15, 1918. An addition built in 1958 provided extra working space and a loading dock at the rear of the structure. This building continued to serve the Bay City community as a post office until 1989. During that time it also served as a town meeting place, the site of the Selective Service Board during World War II, a Civil Defense fallout shelter, and a place of refuge from storms and hurricanes.
On October 30, 1990, after several months of negotiations with the United States Postal Service, the Matagorda County Museum Association purchased the building to house the Matagorda County Museum.
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commisision. (Marker Number 339.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 Avenue F, Bay City TX 77414, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sugar Cane Mill (a few steps from this marker); Matagorda C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ira Ingram (within shouting distance of this marker); Matagorda County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Matagorda County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elliott's Ferry (approx. 1½ miles away); J.S. Abercrombie Mineral Company (approx. 6 miles away).
Also see . . . Matagorda County Museum. (Submitted on August 1, 2016.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.