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National and State Registers of Historic Places

U.S. Post Office

Picture of property 825 First Avenue East
Horton (Brown County)
Listed in National Register Oct 17, 1989

Architect: Louis Simon, Architect; Kenneth Evett, Artist
Category: post office
Thematic Nomination: Kansas Post Offices with Artwork

The U.S. Post Office in Horton was built ca. 1937-1938. The one-story building has a square plan, red brick exterior, concrete foundation, and a flat roof. The multi-light windows and round fanlight above the central entrance are reflective of the Classic Revival style. The interior features two murals that were completed as part of the Kasnas Post Office Art Work group during the New Deal-era. Paintings, "Picnic in Kansas" and "Changing of the Horses for the Pony Express" were both completed by Kenneth Evett and commissioned by the Works Progress Administration. The building was nominated for its New Deal-era art.

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