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National and State Registers of Historic Places

U.S. Post Office

Picture of property 121 E 2nd St
Hoisington (Barton County)
Listed in National Register 1989-10-17

Architect: Dorothea Tomlinson, Louis Simon
Category: post office
Thematic Nomination: Kansas Post Offices with Artwork

Constructed circa 1936 as part of the U.S. Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture program, the Hoisington Post Office is a one-story, Classical Revival brick building with gabled roof. It is an example of the smaller class of the standardized design type that was repeated throughout the U.S. during the 1930s. A mural titled "Wheat Center" by artist Dorothea Tomlinson was created in 1938 and is displayed on the east wall of the interior. The post office was nominated as part of the "Kansas Post Offices with Artwork (1936-1942)" multiple property nomination for its mural and its association with the Section Program.

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