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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Post Office

1410 N. Main St.

 

1928

 
Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Post Office Marker
Inscription. In the early years, Walnut Creek residents picked up their mail from one of the local merchants on Main Street, who served as postmaster. This brick building served as Walnut Creek's first post office, beginning in 1928. A newer post office opened in 1947.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 148.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.983′ N, 122° 3.654′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on North Main Street near Cypress Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1426 North Main Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walnut Creek Meat Market (here, next to this marker); Lawrence Garage (a few steps from this marker); Valley Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramona Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Fire Station
Post Office Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Post Office Marker (detail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mauzy Plumbing (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street, 1921 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Communications
 
Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Post Office Marker
The former post office is the brick building in the background.
The former Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
4. The former Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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