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History of the Algerita
Post Art Guild
Spring Art Show
Kid's 'N Art
Caprock Cultural Association
Arts Ala Carte
Umbrella for History and Arts
block east of the "Red
Light" on Main
131 Main Street in Post, Texas
The Algerita Arts Center is the home
of Visual Arts in Post. The building is on the National Register of
Historic Buildings: Built in 1907 by founder C. W. Post as a hotel
to accommodate prospective customers of farms, business and city
Time took its toll on the majestic building until in 1984, enterprising
volunteers from the Post Art Guild with financial help from the Caprock
Cultural Association, created and opened the Algerita Arts Center.
Center Activities are varied:
including art, photography shows, demonstrations, meetings, classes and
workshops, dinner parties and other events. A valuable addition to help
develop talents and enhancing arts development in Post.
CENTER GRAND OPENING IN 1984
of the Algerita
of the old Algerita Hotel
The native stone, two story,
old Algerita Hotel in Post was the center of settlement and development activity
when C. W. Post colonized in Garza County in 1907-13. The Hotel, known
throughout West Texas, for fine accommodations. City founder, C. W.
Post initiated the construction the elegant Hotel to serve the traveling
businessmen of the era. was completed on July 17, 1908.
The early settlers' families
staying at the Hotel, watched as the men drove cattle down Main
Street from the train
depot to settle the rich farmlands of the Plains.
The lower front portion of the
Algerita, now the Algerita Art Center serves as the meeting place, studio, and
exhibit space for art organizations that host major exhibits, juried
shows, and workshops, attracting many visitors to Post, Texas.
The 90 year old building was one of the
first structures in Post. It was saved from destruction in 1978 by the Garza County
Heritage Association, and after two renovation efforts, the lower floor was returned to
usefulness in 1984.
131 East Main Street
Post, Texas 79356
Annual Fall Show
for quilts and
"Bon Voyage Party"
A fun way to highlight and promote talents, events and needs.
Workshops and Demostrations