Barbara Jordan Post Office Architectural Drawings
Identifier: RG O 0010
Scope and Contents
This collection is entirely comprised of architectural drawings. The physical drawings are full-size photocopies of original drawings. There is also a CD including the same drawings as PDF files.
- 1936, 1960-2004
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Barbara Jordan Post Office Architectural Drawings must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Barbara Jordan Post Office, originally the 1962 Downtown Houston Post Office, Processing, and Distribution Center (Houston P&DC) is located at 401 Franklin Street in downtown Houston. Designed by prominent Houston architectural firm, Wilson, Morris, Crain, & Anderson, it was formally opened on January 1, 1963. The building was renamed for US Congresswoman, Barbara Jordan, in August 1984. The facility functioned as a post office until 2015, then sat vacant for several years. After redevelopment, the building is set to reopen in Fall 2021 as POST Houston which will serve as a concert venue, market hall, retail and office space. It will also include a large rooftop park and farm.
0 Linear Feet (38 architectural drawings)
Language of Materials
The Barbara Jordan Post Office Architectural Drawings collection is comprised entirely of architectural drawings. Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on Barbara Jordan Post Office Architectural Drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.
Architectural Drawings Database
Please see the HMRC Architectural Drawings Database for information on Barbara Jordan Post Office drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in May 2015 by Jennifer Lynch, USPS Historian.
Processed by Samantha Bruer, August 2021.
- United States Postal Service--Buildings Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Samantha Bruer
- August 2021
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Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository