Texarkana Post Office
Front angle of the Texarkana Post Office
The Texarkana state line sign
This picture represents a common joke that spread around the town of Texarkana.
Backstory and Context
The Texarkana Post Office is unique as the only federal office that straddles state lines. The original post office building was constructed in 1892 and razed in 1930. The new building was finished in 1933 and featured a design that blended local materials from both states into the building. Engineers built the base of the building with granite from Texas while limestone from Arkansas formed the exterior walls. In a city where people from both states live and work on both sides of the state line, incorporating materials from both states into the building to represent the shared nature of the community this post office serves.