For some cities they "starved" . . . not in Fort Worth
The Star-Telegram was the largest paper in Texas at the time, covering everything west of Fort Worth all the way to El Paso. The publisher, Amon Carter, traveled the country getting advertising and promoting Fort Worth. In 1932, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt came to Fort Worth, as well as fellow Texan and Vice President of the United States James N. Garner and the Postmaster General James Farley. Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn also enjoyed getting off the train in Fort Worth, they had built a road (HWY 121) pointing to his home in Bonham, Texas.
The Depression had forced the Postal Department to cut back and be thrifty, according to James H. Bruns in his book Great American Post Offices "the majority of these New Deal buildings were 'Starved Classical' style post offices, an architectural form that matched the Roosevelt Administration's propensity for simplicity and thrift."