Details for Weatherford Post Office (Atlas Number 5367005732)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5367005732


Marker Number 5732
Atlas Number 5367005732
Marker Title Weatherford Post Office
Index Entry Weatherford Post Office
Address 117 Fort Worth Street
City Weatherford
County Parker
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 612807
UTM Northing 3625295
Subject Codes buildings; post office; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 117 Fort Worth Street, Weatherford
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text A postal station was first established in Weatherford in 1856. Facilities were located in several early buildings before this structure was completed in 1914. Judge J.M. Richards was postmaster at the time. Built on the site of a gasoline service station and an earlier wagon yard, the post office building was designed in the Classical Revival style. Prominent features include arched windows, quoins, a massive portico with columns, and an elaborate cornice topped by a balustrade. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1988.