Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pasadena Post Office
Oliver Goodall Post Office
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Erected by U.S.Department of the Interior.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers • War, World II.
Location. 34° 8.76′ N, 118° 8.675′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Memorial is at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Colorado Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 281 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena CA 91101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pasadena Robinson Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pasadena City Hall (about 600 feet away); Brainard Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pasadena Memorial for Fallen Officers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pacific Asia Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Kendall Automotive Company OfficePlotkin Alley (approx. ¼ mile away); Legge Alley (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
Regarding Pasadena Post Office. The Post Office was built in 1913, then expanded in 1923 as part of the new Pasadena Civic Center. The Italian Renaissance Post Office was already built prior to the Civic Center plan, and therefore was a contributing building to the original look of Pasadena’s Civic Center, including City Hall, the Public Library, and the Civic Auditorium. Pasadena Civic Center District is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a U.S. Historic District.
In 2012, the building was named “First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office Building,” in honor of the Tuskegee Airman who lived in nearby Altadena from 1961 until his death in November 2010.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — Oliver Goodall’s home in Altadena.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2020. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 6. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.