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New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Federal Post Office

1870 – 1939

 
 
The Federal Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. The Federal Post Office Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the western wall of the Federal Post Office. Designed by Alfred B. Mullet – architect of the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. – the ornate building’s broad north façade faced City Hall, while its sides were angled to form a triangle that followed the contours of Park Row and Broadway. When the Post Office was demolished in 1939, the view of City Hall from lower Broadway was restored
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 40° 42.722′ N, 74° 0.469′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker could be reached from Broadway near Park Row, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker was located on the sidewalk at the southern edge of City Hall Park. Marker was in this post office area: New York NY 10279, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Windmill (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); The Bridewell 1775-1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); Woolworth Building (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker in Lower Manhattan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker in Lower Manhattan
The Croton Fountain 1842-1870 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Woolworth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Post Office 1870-1939 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); British Soldier’s Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Communications
 
City Hall environs image. Click for full size.
circa undated
3. City Hall environs
The massive Federal Post Office blocked the view down Broadway.
The Federal Post Office Marker, August 2007 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
4. The Federal Post Office Marker, August 2007
The laser etched image is visible.
The Federal Post Office Marker, February 2008 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
5. The Federal Post Office Marker, February 2008
The image did not hold up to the foot traffic, and the surface became slippery when wet. It, and similarly produced markers, were removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4, 5. submitted on February 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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