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Barbara Jordan Post Office Architectural Drawings

 Collection
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.

Dates

  • 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.

Extent

0 Linear Feet (38 architectural drawings)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

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.

Related Materials

MSS 1342 Talbot Wilson Architectural Drawings

Processing Information

Processed by Samantha Bruer, August 2021.
Status
Completed
Author
Samantha Bruer
Date
August 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository

Contact:

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662