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Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Sandusky Post Office

 
 
Old Sandusky Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 7, 2019
1. Old Sandusky Post Office Marker
Inscription.  This U.S. Post Office building, Sandusky’s third, opened in 1927, replacing a smaller building at Columbus Avenue and Market Street. It is notable for its fine Neoclassical-style architecture and its unusual curved portico. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. For sixty years it served as Sandusky’s business center, where merchants shipped and received goods and banks transferred money. During this time it also housed local offices for several federal agencies, including U.S. Customs, the National Weather Service, armed forces recruiting, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The U.S. Geological Survey disk embedded in the front steps serves as a benchmark for surveyors and scientists. Closed in 1987, the historic Sandusky Post Office building reopened as a museum in 1990.
 
Erected 2001 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, Huron City Schools, The Merry Go Round Museum, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 18-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
Old Sandusky Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 7, 2019
2. Old Sandusky Post Office Marker
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CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 41° 27.252′ N, 82° 42.778′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (U.S. 6) and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east on West Washington Street. It is at the Merry-Go-Round Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Jackson St, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Odd Fellows Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial Park (about 300 feet away); “The Early Birds” (about 300 feet away); Desert Storm Memorial Tree (about 300 feet away); The Beecher House (about 300 feet away); The Boy with the Boot (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Gold Star Families Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
 
Regarding Old Sandusky Post Office. The modest admission fee to the museum includes a ride on a
Old Sandusky Post Office, Now the Merry-Go-Round Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 7, 2019
3. Old Sandusky Post Office, Now the Merry-Go-Round Museum
Marker is visible on the far right, to the right of the green pole.
surprisingly fast carousel and a guided tour of the exhibits. The museum restores and repaints carved animals for merry-go-rounds throughout U.S. and the world.
 
Mroow Tigers at the Merry-Go-Round Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 15, 2020
4. Mroow Tigers at the Merry-Go-Round Museum
National Register of Historical Places plaque on the church building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 27, 2022
5. National Register of Historical Places plaque on the church building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on May 24, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on May 31, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.

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Feb. 9, 2023