Details for Hillsboro Post Office Building (Atlas Number 5217002488)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5217002488


Marker Number 2488
Atlas Number 5217002488
Marker Title Hillsboro Post Office Building
Index Entry Hillsboro Post Office Building
Address 115 south Waco
City Hillsboro
County Hill
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 676590
UTM Northing 3543020
Subject Codes buildings; Spanish Renaissance Revival (Architectural style); libraries; post office; design and construction
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 115 south Waco, Hillsboro
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text This renaissance revival building was constructed as the fifth location for the Hillsboro Post Office. Work was begun in 1912 and completed three years later under the direction of Architect James Knox Taylor. The building's design features a tiled roof, an ornate arched entrance arcade and elaborate detailing of terra cotta and stone. Used as a post office until 1967, it was later adapted for use as the city's public library. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982