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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Auburn Post Office

Historical Landmark

 
 
Auburn Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 1, 2006
1. Auburn Post Office Marker
Inscription.
P.O. First Mail Service – 1849
First P.O. Established July 21, 1853
Daily Mail Service June 1888
P.O. Consolidated Dec. 30, 1919
Station A – Here Since Late 1870s
Community Project

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.742′ N, 121° 4.696′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lincoln Way and Sacramento Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the Post Office Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1583 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tsuda Grocery (a few steps from this marker); American Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Wells Fargo Express Office – 1852 (within shouting distance of this marker); Placer County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Auburn Fire House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bosse-Morgan Building
Auburn Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 1, 2006
2. Auburn Post Office
See nearby markers for the Historic Auburn Fire House which is pictured on the right in this photo.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Feldberg – L. Newman, Clothing (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Native Sons Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Highway 49: Old Auburn History. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Central Pac. Railroad Photo History Museum Postal Hist. of the First Transc Railroad. Auburn is located on the Route of the Central Pacific Railroad (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The James Block
The block on which the Post Office is located is known as the James Block. It dates back to Auburn's earliest days and is built over a branch of the Auburn Ravine. The Wells Fargo Express Co. was located at the west end of the block. The Post Office, known as Station A, is the oldest post office in California still in its original building. Inside are the original old post office boxes and the counter which are still in use.
    — Submitted October 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,650 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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