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Greenville's Landmark on Lee Dates To 1910

May 3, 2018

Greenville U.S. Post Office, 1910 (now the Landmark on Lee)
Credit Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says the Landmark on Lee, originally the U.S. Post Office, was built in 1910 under Postmaster Albert Sidney Burleson. It was built for $60,000, around $1.5 million in today's dollars. Carol says at that time the postmaster was one of the most prominent cabinet positions because the U.S. was still predominantly a rural country and mail service was extremely important to people.