Details for Graham Post Office (Atlas Number 5507013743)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013743


Marker Number 13743
Atlas Number 5507013743
Marker Title Graham Post Office
Index Entry Graham Post Office
Address 510 Third St.
City Graham
County Young
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 538226
UTM Northing 3662854
Subject Codes post office; buildings; Art Moderne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 510 Third St.
Marker Size Medallion and 16" x 12" plate
Marker Text Built in 1935-1936 at a cost of $60,000, this was the seventh and first long-term post office in Graham. It was one of a number of Depression-era federally funded projects built in the city. An excellent example of a Moderne style post office of the 1930s, the structure contains an intact mural by regional painter Alexandre Hogue. The edifice was designed by U.S. Treasury architect Louis A. Simon. Its distinctive features include decorative aluminum grillwork, sculptural metal lights and Zig-Zag Art Moderne stone friezes. The U.S. Postal operations were relocated to another site in 1992. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999