Marker Details

Baytown Post Office [Goose Creek]

220 West Defee at N. Gaillaro

Baytown , 77521

Post Office/Federal Building currently home of Baytown Historical Museum
Directions: From West Texas, left on South Jones, right on West Defee; building currently home of Baytown Historical Museum, marker on exterior wall left of entrance

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: Built in 1936-37 as the Goose Creek Post Office, this structure served as the area's main postal facility for almost fifty years. Designed by architect Louis A. Simon, the early international style building features an interior fresco mural commissioned as part of the Federal Arts Program of the Works Progress Administration. After the post office moved from this building in 1985, it became the home of the Baytown Historical Museum.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 501 X

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.013, 94 58.172

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 10611