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Lead in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

United States Post Office

 
 
United States Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
1. United States Post Office Marker
Inscription.
Lead's Post Office, which had been located in the Hearst Mercantile Building on North Mill Street since 1897, moved into this imposing structure in 1912.

Congress had appropriated money for the new post office several years earlier, but there were several delays before the contract was finally let to the firm of Mullen & Rourke for a little less than $80,000. The attractive new building, fifty feet wide and ninety feet long, was constructed of Hot Springs stone on a foundation of brick and Vermont granite. (Eagle sculpture by Victor F. Sauer)
 
Location. 44° 21.107′ N, 103° 46.073′ W. Marker is in Lead, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of CanAm Highway / West Main Street (U.S. 85) and Stone Street, on the right when traveling north on CanAm Highway / West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, in front of the Lead Post Office, near the northwest corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 West Main Street, Lead SD 57754, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Compressed Air Locomotive #9 (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Locomotive (within shouting distance of this marker); Man Car / Ambulance (within shouting distance of this marker); Man Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Ore Cars
Marker detail: Construction work in progress. July 21, 1912 image. Click for full size.
July 21, 1912
2. Marker detail: Construction work in progress. July 21, 1912
(within shouting distance of this marker); Spargo Hoist & Sinking Bucket (within shouting distance of this marker); Overshot Mucker (within shouting distance of this marker); The Homestake Opera House & Recreation Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lead.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted horizontally on waist-high posts.
 
Also see . . .  Lead Historic Walking Tour: Post Office. This structure was completed in 1912 at a cost of $80,000 and the United States Post Office has remained here ever since. (Submitted on July 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsNotable Buildings
 
Marker detail: Completed U.S. Post Office and Burlington Trolley – 1913 image. Click for full size.
1913
3. Marker detail: Completed U.S. Post Office and Burlington Trolley – 1913
United States Post Office Marker (<i>tall view; Post Office front in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
4. United States Post Office Marker (tall view; Post Office front in background)
Eagle sculpture by Victor F. Sauer (<i>located over main front entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
5. Eagle sculpture by Victor F. Sauer (located over main front entrance)
Victor Sauer Plaque (<i>located inside the Post Office</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
6. Victor Sauer Plaque (located inside the Post Office)
United States Post Office, Lead, South Dakota (<i>marker visible at right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
7. United States Post Office, Lead, South Dakota (marker visible at right)
Post Office Interior image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
8. Post Office Interior
1911-1912 Construction Photos (<i>on display inside post office</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
9. 1911-1912 Construction Photos (on display inside post office)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   6. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   7. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   8, 9. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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