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Mineola Post Office Historical Marker

 

Location of sign - 2130 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S, College Station, Texas

 

Photo taken- May 2007

 

Mineola Post Office

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Mineola Post Office

 

Postal Service in Mineola dates back to 1873, when an "unofficial" post office opened in a local drugstore.  The first U.S. post 

office in the area was granted in 1875.  This building was constructed in 1937, at a time when numerous public work projects

included such federal buildings.  It originally included a works progress administration mural, "The Horse and Buggy Give Way to 

Modern Methods of Mail Transportation" by California artist Bernard Zakheim, which was deemed beyond repair during 

renovations in 1972.  The Mineola post office building is an excellent example of a depression-era postal facility.  It exhibits the 

standard plan design of many moderne post offices of the time, including symmetrical facade, simplified entablature, and horizontal 

lines.  It was an official U. S. post office until 1998.

 

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 1989

 

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