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First Post Office in Seattle

 
 
First Post Office in Seattle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 24, 2016
1. First Post Office in Seattle Marker
Inscription.  
Arthur A Denny
in his log cabin home on
this spot opened the first
post office of Seattle
August 27, 1853.
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This Tablet was Erected by the Washington
University State Historical Society....
November 13, 1905
 
Erected 1905 by Washington University State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 27, 1853.
 
Location. 47° 36.264′ N, 122° 20.144′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on 1st Avenue north of Marion Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Start of Seattle Fire Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Burke Building Remnants (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexis Hotel / Globe Building
First Post Office in Seattle Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 24, 2016
2. First Post Office in Seattle Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here mounted to a low brick supporting structure.
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Exchange Building (about 300 feet away); Beebe Building (about 400 feet away); Colman Building (about 400 feet away); The Holyoke Building (about 400 feet away); First School in Seattle (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Seattle Beginnings: first Seattle Post Office opens on October 12, 1852 (HistoryLink.org). (Submitted on November 11, 2016.)
2. Arthur A. Denny (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 11, 2016.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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