Old United States Post Office and Courts Building (Jefferson, Texas)

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Old U.S. Post Office and Courts Building
The Jefferson Historical Museum in a former U.S. courthouse, built in 1888 in Jefferson, a town in Marion County in East Texas on whose main street almost every commercial building, and many nearby LCCN2014633210.tif
Old United States Post Office and Courts Building (Jefferson, Texas) is located in Texas
Old United States Post Office and Courts Building (Jefferson, Texas)
Old United States Post Office and Courts Building (Jefferson, Texas) is located in the US
Old United States Post Office and Courts Building (Jefferson, Texas)
Location 223 W. Austin St.,
Jefferson, Texas
Coordinates 32°45′20″N 94°20′45″W / 32.75556°N 94.34583°W / 32.75556; -94.34583Coordinates: 32°45′20″N 94°20′45″W / 32.75556°N 94.34583°W / 32.75556; -94.34583
Built by James H. Caster
Architect William A. Ferret
Architectural style Romanesque Revival, Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 69000210[1]
Added to NRHP October 28, 1969

The Old U.S. Post Office and Courts Building is a historical 19th century brick government building, located in Jefferson, Marion County, Texas.

The building now houses the Jefferson Historical Museum.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

History[edit]

Construction on the Romanesque Revival building with Greek Revival details started in 1888, and was completed by 1890.

It originally served as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas,[2] and as a U.S. post office.[3]

The post office was on the first floor, the court was on the second.

The building was purchased by the Jefferson Historical Society for use as a museum in 1965.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Historic Federal Courthouses - Jefferson, Texas". Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Old U.S. Post Office and Courts Building Narrative". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 

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