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The Post Santa Fe Depot shown in this vintage photo as well as the Snyder depot were designed by nationally recognized architect Louis Curtiss. The Caprock Cultural Association will establish a photography exhibit of buildings in Texas designed by Mr. Curtiss and funded by a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation. The first showing of the exhibit will be in Post.

Local Organization Receives Texas Historical Foundation Grant Award

Published Sept. 8, 2011 @ 3:06 p.m.

At its most recent meeting, the Texas Historical Foundation, a 57-year old preservation organization, awarded a grant to the Caprock Cultural Association in Post.

The Caprock Cultural Association was awarded THF funding for a traveling photography exhibit highlighting 10 buildings in Texas designed by nationally-renowned, early 20th-century architect Louis Curtiss. Two of the featured buildings originally served as depots for the Santa Fe Railroad and are located in Post and Snyder. While the depot in Post has been restored and houses the local Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the structure in Snyder was placed on the 2011 Preservation Texas’ Most Endangered List.

The Louis Curtiss photography exhibit will hang in public venues in various Texas cities and will be shared with other communities as well. THF President Tom Doell, a Dallas businessman, praised the Caprock Cultural Association,  “Foundation directors were impressed by the project’s focus on promoting rural Texas heritage and its potential to further inspire preservation efforts in small communities that are most vulnerable to the loss of their historical inventory.”

Since 1954, the Texas Historical Foundation has funded preservation and education projects around the state and helps promote the cultural legacy of Texas. The group’s main efforts include its award-winning Texas HERITAGE magazine and a preservation grants program. For more information, or to join the Foundation, use the on-line membership form found on the organization’s website, www.texashistoricalfoundation.org

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