Details for Mineola Post Office (Atlas Number 5499011664)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5499011664


Marker Number 11664
Atlas Number 5499011664
Marker Title Mineola Post Office
Index Entry Mineola Post Office
Address 114 N. Pacific Street
City Mineola
County Wood
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 266706
UTM Northing 3616505
Subject Codes buildings; post office
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 114 N. Pacific Street, Mineola
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Postal service in Mineola dates 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 works 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 - 1999