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Lincoln Park in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln Park Post Office

 
 
Lincoln Park Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 12, 2015
1. Lincoln Park Post Office Marker
Inscription. The 1938 Lincoln Park Post Office was the first non-branch post office in this Detroit suburb. Erected by the United States Treasury Department, the building marked Lincoln Park's coming of age as a city with a large enough population to warrant its own independent facility. Architect Louis A. Simon designed the classicist building, which is typical of Depression era architecture. The building's interior was lavishly decorated with special materials including several types of marble, birch paneling, and maple flooring. Although sparse in detail, three carved stone panels above the main entrance symbolize the modes of transportation by which mail was delivered at the time: by surface, by air, and by water.
 
Erected 2006 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2156.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 15.015′ N, 83° 10.696′ W. Marker is in Lincoln Park, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Southfield Road and Forrest Street, on the right when traveling east on Southfield Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1335 Southfield Road, Lincoln Park MI 48146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lincoln Park Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 12, 2015
2. Lincoln Park Post Office and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Council Point Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Council Point Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Council Point / Pontiac's Council (approx. 1.3 miles away); Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Civil War /Spanish War /World War (approx. 2.4 miles away); River Rouge War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Reves-Wilhelm Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Michigan Alkali Company (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lincoln Park.
 
Also see . . .  Lincoln Park Historical Society and Museum. The Lincoln Park Post Office is now the home of the Lincoln Park Historical Museum. (Submitted on August 14, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Close-up of Stone Panels Above Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 12, 2015
3. Close-up of Stone Panels Above Main Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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