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South San Francisco in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

U.S. Post Office

"The Grand Walk"

 
 
U.S. Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 7, 2021
1. U.S. Post Office Marker
Inscription.  The first Post Office in South San Francisco opened on April 11, 1892, on the southwest corner of Miller Avenue and San Bruno Road (now Airport Boulevard). In 1892, it moved to the corner of Grand and Linden Avenues. The current building at Linden and Miller Avenues was constructed in 1939. Inside the Post Office is the New Deal-era mural, "South San Francisco, Past and Present,” a three-panel oil on canvas, painted in 1941 by Victor Arnautoff.
 
Erected 2017 by City of South San Francisco, Historical Society of South San Francisco. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1892.
 
Location. 37° 39.36′ N, 122° 24.581′ W. Marker is in South San Francisco, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is at the intersection of Linden Avenue and Miller Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Linden Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 Linden Avenue, South San Francisco CA 94080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of SSF (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martin Building
U.S. Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 7, 2021
2. U.S. Post Office and Marker
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(about 400 feet away); State Theater/State Room (about 700 feet away); Enterprise Journal (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Avenue Library (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Grand Avenue Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Women's Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This is the tenth of eleven stops on the city's "The Grand Walk", a self-guided tour of the historic sites and buildings along or in the vicinity of Grand Avenue.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to South San Francisco's "The Grand Walk" (City of South San Francisco). PDF brochure of a map of the "Grand Walk", including route, photos, and information about each stop on the way. (Submitted on July 8, 2021.) 
 
<i>South San Francisco, Past and Present</i>, painted in 1941 by Victor Arnautoff image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 7, 2021
3. South San Francisco, Past and Present, painted in 1941 by Victor Arnautoff
"South San Francisco, Past and Present" - central panel image. Click for full size.
By Victor Arnautoff, 1941
4. "South San Francisco, Past and Present" - central panel
Recognizable in this view of the city are the City Hall and the State Theater.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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