Tiffin in Seneca County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Former Federal Post Office Building
In 1908, the Federal government announced plans to build a new post office in Tiffin.
The Colonial Building and Supply Company of Charlottesville, West Virginia won the post office project with a bid of $68,000. Excavation on the post office began in April of 1915.
The post office cornerstone was laid on July 5,1915 in conjunction with the dedication of the new Masonic Temple. A parade and luncheon highlighted the occasion.
The new Tiffin post office opened for business on June 15,1916 after nearly 5,000 citizens attended an open house on the eve of the opening.
Today the former post office and Colombian High School Annex is home to the American Civil War Museum of Ohio.
Plaque Donated by: MLAD Graphic Design Services, LLC Tiffin, Ohio
Erected 2011 by MLAD Graphic Design Services, LLC.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1915.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 S Washington St, Tiffin OH 44883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Electric Illumination, 1884 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Harvey Gibson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louis Jones (approx. ¼ mile away); Ohio Historical Flood Marker (approx. ¼ mile away); State's First Female Lawyers (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ritz Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founding of Tiffin (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiffin.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.