- O. Henry Hall
U.S. Post Office and Federal BuildingO. Henry Hall as it appears today
Location: 126 W. 6th St., Austin, Texas Coordinates: Coordinates: Area: 0.1 acres (0.040 ha) Built: 1881 Architect: Unknown; Cook,Abner Architectural style: Renaissance Governing body: State NRHP Reference#: 70000771 Added to NRHP: August 25, 1970
O. Henry Hall, also or formerly known as the U.S. Post Office and Federal Building, is an historic building located at 601 Colorado Street in Austin, Texas. It previously served as a post office and a courthouse for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. It is currently owned by the University of Texas, and serves as the administrative headquarters for the University of Texas System.
Completed in 1881 under the supervision of architect Abner Cook, the District Court met there from then until 1936. One of its most noted trials occurred in February 1898, when William Sidney Porter - the man who later became known under the pen name of O. Henry - was tried and convicted of embezzlement there. After its acquisition by the University of Texas, it was renamed for the author, who had previously resided nearby in what is now officially called the William Sidney Porter House, but is better known as the O. Henry House.
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