“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Postal Mail and Philately Historical Markers

Postal history, stamps, air mail, but not the Pony Express, which has its own series under Roads and Trails.
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By Mark Hilton, December 17, 2013
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1 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Indian Springs Post Office • Thomas Hill House • Union Baptist Meeting House
Indian Springs Post Office Location of considerable Community activity in the early nineteenth-century Autauga County Thomas Hill House Site of first Court after Autauga became a County Union Baptist Meeting House 1830s . . . Map (db m70798) HM
2 Alabama, Bullock County, Midway — Town of Midway
Pioneer Samuel Feagin Sr. settled the Village of Midway in 1836. He came from Jones County, Georgia and established his residence at what is still called “The Old Feagin Place.” Samuel purchased a large acreage of land and sold it to . . . Map (db m61854) HM
3 Alabama, Chilton County, Marbury — Mountain Creek Post Officec. 1906 – 1975
This late nineteenth century building, originally Gray & Speer's store, was located less than a mile south near the South & North Railroad (later L&N and present day CSX). It was converted to a post office around 1906. Veterans from the Alabama . . . Map (db m129333) HM
4 Alabama, Conecuh County, Burnt Corn — Longmire Stagecoach Stop & First Post Office in Conecuh County
Garrett Longmire had an early trading center, tavern and stage stop near here. He served as the postmaster when his store became a post office in 1818, one of the earliest in what was then the Alabama Territory. The Burnt Corn Post Office served as . . . Map (db m81298) HM
5 Alabama, Covington County, Andalusia — History of the Library / Andalusia Post Office becomes Public Library
History of the Library In 1913 the Study Club of Andalusia was organized to establish a library for Andalusia. Led by founder Miss Ethel Darling the club held a book shower resulting in $5.50 and 15 books which became the embryo of the . . . Map (db m129389) HM
6 Alabama, Fayette County, Fayette — History of Fayette
Fayette County was created in 1824. The town of Fayette, once known as Frog Level due to being located in swampland, got its name from the incessant croaking of bullfrogs. In 1883, the Georgia Pacific Railroad was located trough this swamp after . . . Map (db m51203) HM
7 Alabama, Henry County, Screamer — Liberty United Methodist Church / Hilliardsville
Liberty United Methodist Church Also called Liberty Chapel, the Church was organized circa 1830 and originally located three miles northeast of this site, on the Old Liberty Church Road. Rev. Anson West, D.D., renowned Methodist minister, . . . Map (db m71829) HM
8 Alabama, Houston County, Dothan — The Naming of Dothan
In 1858, the tiny Poplar Head community requested a post office. Since there was a town called Poplar Spring in the state, the postal authorities arbitrarily assigned the name Dothan to the new post office to prevent misdirected mail. Early maps and . . . Map (db m41137) HM
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9 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Elgin — Elgin/Elgin Crossroads
(side 1) Settlement of this area began in the early 1800s. Gabriel Butler settled approximately two miles northwest of here on Bluewater Creek. His name is found on the 1810 petition for removal of white settlers leasing land on Chief . . . Map (db m83934) HM
10 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Killen — Town of KillenEstablished 1896
[Side 1:] The area known as Killen in Lauderdale County, was settled in the early 1800s. In 1826, Joseph Mason was appointed the first postmaster of the new community called Masonville, later to become Killen. The post office existed . . . Map (db m35169) HM
11 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — City Hall
Side 1 In 1846, Auburn's founder, Judge John J. Harper deeded the property on this corner to Simeon Perry, as town agent for two of the earliest public schools in Auburn. A member of the settlement party, Perry laid out the original . . . Map (db m79948) HM
12 Alabama, Limestone County, Mooresville — Mooresville, Alabama / Mooresville Stagecoach Inn and Tavern
(Side 1) Mooresville, Alabama Incorporated November 16, 1818 Mooresville Post Office, c.1840, is the oldest operational post office in the state of Alabama. It has served the community form the same building since its . . . Map (db m89028) HM
13 Alabama, Marshall County, Albertville — Birthplace of Albertville
The City of Albertville traces its origin here to 406 East Main Street, where on Jan. 13, 1860, James C. Miller (1833-1862) established a post office in his log cabin home, which also doubled as the community’s first store. Miller, who was later . . . Map (db m78710) HM
14 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Confederate States of America (CSA) Post Office Department
In February, 1861, delegates from six of the seven seceding southern states met in Montgomery to establish the government of the CSA. Newly elected President Jefferson Davis named J.H. Reagan of Texas as Postmaster General. Reagan established the . . . Map (db m71242) HM
15 Alabama, Morgan County, Lacey's Spring — Lacey's Spring
Abundant water and fertile land in this area south of the Tennessee River attracted pioneer settlement in the early 1800s. The community established here by three Virginia-born brothers, Hopkins, John, and Theophilus Lacy, took on their name and . . . Map (db m27611) HM
16 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — The Historic Troy Post Office(Circa 1910)
Side A Chiseled in the cornerstone are the words, Franklin MacVeagh, Secretary of the Treasury, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect, MCMX. This Classical Revival-style Post Office remained in service until 1980. The building . . . Map (db m38944) HM
17 Alabama, Shelby County, Alabaster — The Founding of Alabaster / Siluria
(Front): Alabaster was named for its quality of lime rock and the lime industry. In 1925, Joseph E. Walker opened the first retail business. The Alabaster lime rock plant was established in 1929 by George L. Scott Sr. The railroad . . . Map (db m59721) HM
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18 Alabama, Shelby County, Helena — Helena, Alabama
Side 1 At a crossroads, one mile south of Helena, a post office called Cove was established in 1849 and renamed Hillsboro in 1857. During the Civil War the South & North Railroad (the Louisville & Nashville Railroad) was constructed to . . . Map (db m76243) HM
19 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — Youngsville
Following the Creek Cession in 1832, settlers, mostly from Georgia and the Carolinas, occupied this section of the Creek Nation. Among the first settlers was James Young who purchased land a half-mile west near a trading post called Georgia Store. . . . Map (db m28658) HM
20 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Reeltown — Site of Thaddeus Post Office
On June 20, 1880, David M. Key, Postmaster General of the United States of America, appointed Thaddeus T. Webster as Postmaster at Thaddeus (now Reeltown), Alabama, which office he held with honor, ability and integrity until his death in 1889. His . . . Map (db m68033) HM
21 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, McCalla — Woodward Post Office 
This was built by Woodward Iron company 1915. Donated for restoration by the Meade Corporation in 1978.Map (db m107505) HM
22 Alabama, Wilcox County, Catherine — Postal Routes of 1820
Two miles north of this point was the intersection of two important postal routes of early Alabama, the Saint Stephens-Cahawba Road and the Tuskaloosa-Prairie Bluff Road.Map (db m38495) HM
23 Alabama, Wilcox County, Pine Hill — Pine Hill, AlabamaIncorporated December 2, 1895
Front: This area was Choctaw Indian country before the arrival of settlers moving south and west in this new nation. The first settlement, known as Arnold, was located one mile north of the present town center. Mr. Charley A. Sheldon from . . . Map (db m47618) HM
24 Alabama, Winston County, Arley — Nathan, AlabamaOld Country Town
Post office established May 9, 1908. Named for the first postmaster, Nathan B. Langley, who was succeeded by Robert C. Walker and David H. Hamner. Post office discontinued June 30, 1915; housed in a general store operated on this site by Warren . . . Map (db m42860) HM
25 Arizona, Cochise County, Pearce — Old Pearce Post Office
A Post Office was established in the Pearce Camp in 1896. At that time the Soto Bros and Chattman Store served as the first Post Office location with Thomas Chattman as the first appointed postmaster. The Post Office was later relocated to this . . . Map (db m64204) HM
26 Arizona, Cochise county, Sierra Vista — Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post OfficeBill's Trading Post/G & M Stronghold Steakhouse — Daisy Mae's Steakhouse —
335 North Garden Avenue Built in 1905 This is perhaps the oldest building still standing in Sierra Vista. Mr. John Reilly homesteaded the property and received the patent for the land in March of 1911. John Reilly and his wife Ellen sold . . . Map (db m27895) HM
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27 Arizona, Coconino County, Williams — Old Post Office
Beginning in 1926, this vintage 1907 building served as the U.S. Post Office for 36 years. This was one of the many structures built by Cormick E. Boyce, who arrived in 1881 as a freight hauler and became one of the area's leading merchants and . . . Map (db m33368) HM
28 Arizona, La Paz County, Bouse — A & C Mercantile Company
This building was built prior to 1912. The mercantile was known to do business with the A & C and Swansea railroads in 1916. It has been open continuously since that time. Bouse postmaster Cora L. Johnston moved the US Post Office to the store in . . . Map (db m39504) HM
29 Arizona, Maricopa County, Scottsdale, South Scottsdale — 1929 - U.S. Post Office
1929 - 1949 U.S. Post Office 1949 - Present Porters Western Wear Built in 1929 as Scottsdale's first full time post office, this structure served as a gathering place for local townsfolk and nearby Indians awaiting daily mail from . . . Map (db m141343) HM
30 Arizona, Maricopa County, Wickenburg — The Old Brick Post Office
The Old Brick Post Office Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m29471) HM
31 Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman — U. S. Post OfficeBuilt 1935
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. U.S. Post Office Built 1935 A monument to massive federal building programs during the 1930's, . . . Map (db m29409) HM
32 Arizona, Navajo County, Fort Apache — Adjutant's Office (117)
Built of adobe bricks in 1876, this is the third oldest surviving building at Fort Apache. Originally the Adjutant's Office (administrative office) of the post, it also served variously as post headquarters, military Post Office, telegraph office, . . . Map (db m36799) HM
33 Arizona, Pinal County, Oracle — American Flag
Isaac Lorraine, discoverer of the American Flag gold and silver mine, built this adobe house about 1877. It served as his residence and headquarters for nearby mining and ranching operations. On December 20, 1880, it became the first post office in . . . Map (db m29898) HM
34 Arizona, Pinal County, Red Rock — 2 — Red Rock Post Office
Established June 14, 1887. A small conical red peak gave Red Rock its name. Red Rock was a major cattle shipping point via the S.P. Railroad. This post office celebrated its Centennial in June 1987.Map (db m31190) HM
35 Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott National Forest — Cleator, Arizona
Cleator was established in 1884 as a placer gold mining site in the Turkey Creek Mining District. A post office opened in July of 1869, but closed a few months later. James Cleator came to Arizona in 1900 to prospect in the Bradshaw mountains. In . . . Map (db m74224) HM
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36 Arkansas, Benton County, Garfield — The Butterfield Overland Mail Route
John Butterfield was born in Berne, New York in 1801 and grew up on a farm amid the technological revolution of the first steamboat, the Erie Canal, the steam locomotive, and the electric telegraph. In 1857, John Butterfield won a lucrative . . . Map (db m84484) HM
37 Arkansas, Benton County, Lowell — Lowell Postal Service
The earliest postal area was at Cross Hollows. Records show the Bloomington Post Office was changed to Lowell, March 9, 1881 with Paul F. Lewis, Postmaster. Insets show a 1900 Post Office building on North Jackson Street. The one next door to . . . Map (db m93274) HM
38 Arkansas, Benton County, Rogers — Historic Rogers Post Office Building1919
This building constructed in 1918-19 cost a total of $75,000 including the site, furnishings, and fixtures. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it served as the U.S. Post Office for Rogers for over four decades. These 1918 . . . Map (db m90744) HM
39 Arkansas, Boone County, Harrison — The Old Federal Building
It was completed in 1903 and served as the Post Office from 1906 - 1965. The three story (plus basement) building was constructed at an original cost of $78,000 with a floor space in excess of 20,000 sq ft. It was constructed of hard-burned, dark . . . Map (db m141866) HM
40 Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Marion HotelErected 1911 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
Designed and built by Major Moore for Thomas Koser, the building was completed December of 1911. The building, which is constructed of native hardwoods, brick and concrete, had pressed tin ceilings and hardwood floors. The hotel had its own water . . . Map (db m116726) HM
41 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Hiram Abiff Whittington1805-1890
Front of Obelisk Born in Boston, Mass., came to Arkansas in 1826 to be printer for the Arkansas Gazette. In 1882 he moved to Hot Springs and in a two room log cabin established a general store, post office and lending library. He served as . . . Map (db m116351) HM
42 Arkansas, Hempstead County, Hope — Mail Pole
The last bag of mail hung on this pole was October 14, 1967 at Ward, Arkansas. This was also the final day of operation for the Railway Post Office in the state.Map (db m161919) HM
43 Arkansas, Marion County, Rush — Town HubBuffalo National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Across Rush Creek, in front of you, are the remains of houses and shops once owned by the Morning Star. Many families lived there over the years, some until the late 1960s. The building nearest you was the Taylor-Medley Store-started by Bill . . . Map (db m161937) HM
44 Arkansas, Mississippi County, Osceola — U.S. Post Office Building
Constructed in 1915, this building served as the post office on the Cotton Highway until 1936. County Judge S.L. Gladish made sure that the Post Office contained European tiles like those used in the then-new courthouse. The building later housed a . . . Map (db m36454) HM
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45 Arkansas, Mississippi County, Osceola — WPA Post Office
The Works Progress Administration built this building, dedicated on May 29, 1936, as a new post office. The structure served the citizens of Osceola and the Cotton Highway as a post office until the Postal Service relocated to Johnson Street. . . . Map (db m36616) HM
46 Arkansas, Sebastian County, Fort Smith — Vogel & Wallace
In December 1878, Teddy Vogel and Michael C. Wallace bought the old rough hewn log store building and home that had been been constructed on this lot circa 1845 by Samuel Boothe. They razed the log structure and began building a stout, stone . . . Map (db m93246) HM
47 Arkansas, Yell County, Belleville — Monrovia
Located two and a half miles south was Monrovia, the first county seat of Yell County, and home of William Peavey. Monrovia holds the distinction of having the first post office in the county interior, established February 1828 with W.H. Peavey . . . Map (db m156872) HM
48 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — United States Post OfficeOscar Wenderoth, Architect; 1914 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1980 Berkeley’s elegant Main Post Office is representative of the Second Renaissance Revival style, also called Neo-Classical Revival. Government buildings constructed in this era were designed to . . . Map (db m54260) HM
49 California, Alameda County, Fremont, Niles — Site of First Post Office
Site of the First Post Office In Niles Established 1873 William Synder Postmaster Annual Salary $12.00Map (db m63809) HM
50 California, Contra Costa County, Clayton — The Clayton Post Office
The Clayton Post Office, established on October 4, 1861, is one of the oldest post offices in continuous operation in California. Ensuring its continuation in Clayton was one reason for incorporating the city in 1964. During the past 140 . . . Map (db m24534) HM
51 California, Contra Costa County, Danville — Podva FarmhouseLate 1900's
This Victorian style house was built around 1885 and was purchased by Adolphus Podva and Mary Alma McPherson for ten gold coins. In 1911, one of their three sons, Roger and his wife Ruby May Oswill, purchased it and lived there until 1977. Ruby May . . . Map (db m202118) HM
52 California, Contra Costa County, El Sobrante — El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office
El Sobrante's first free-standing post office opened in this building in 1957, marking an important milestone in the town's development. The post office was previously located in the adjacent Lee's Variety Store (the Elks Lodge as of 2014) and . . . Map (db m94308) HM
53 California, Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek — 148 — Post Office1410 N. Main St. — 1928 —
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 . . . Map (db m93826) HM
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54 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Coloma Post Office Reported permanently removed
Coloma’s first post office opened in 1849 when, against his wishes, John T. Little was appointed postmaster. In 1851 Coloma received tri-weekly mail service from Sacramento City. The post office, first designated as Culloma, California Territory, . . . Map (db m17180) HM
55 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Coloma Post Office
Coloma’s first post office opened in 1849 when, against his wishes, John T. Little was appointed postmaster. The post office, first designated as “Culloma, California Territory,” was changed to “Coloma” in January 1851. This tiny building . . . Map (db m215207) HM
56 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Ft. Ross Cannon
Patrick Obein Murphy brought this cannon from Ft. Ross to his namesake Mt. Murphy located behind this site. It’s been said that he fired it to announce the arrival of the mail.Map (db m215523) HM
57 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Pleasant Flat
This area held a number of important homes and stores during the gold rush. The first large building in Coloma was built here in 1849 by John T. Little. It contained a store, hotel, restaurant and post office. Little also operated a ferry to cross . . . Map (db m215742) HM
58 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Robert Bell's Store Reported permanently removed
Most of Coloma's buildings were wooden, but some were were made of brick or stone to resist fire. This one, known as "Bells Brick Store," was a general merchandise store that also sold feed and grain. The U.S. Post Office was located in this . . . Map (db m12207) HM
59 California, El Dorado County, Coloma — Robert Bell's Store
Robert Bell arrived in 1850 and built a wooden store. When this burned down he erected a brick building in the same location in 1853. It was known as “Bell’s Brick Store,” a general merchandise store that also sold feed and grain. The U.S. Post . . . Map (db m215357) HM
60 California, Glenn County, Willows — Kanawha
Settled by Granville Swift 1840 Named by Levi Welch Post Office 1871-1879 Dedicated to all Pioneers Map (db m89197) HM
61 California, Inyo County, Trona — 107 — Ballarat
3 1/2 miles east of this point lies Ballarat. Established in 1897 as a mining camp and supply center for the gold and silver mines located on the western slope of the Panamint Mountains. It was named after a well-known gold producing area in . . . Map (db m159351) HM
62 California, Kern County, Bakersfield — United States Post Office
In 1924, Bakersfield was the twenty-first city in California to receive a Federal Post Office Building. Built at a cost of $130,000, the Mission architecture style building, constructed of masonry and concrete and reinforced with steel, was the . . . Map (db m122018) HM
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63 California, Kern County, Tehachapi — 24 — Former Post OfficeSite of Early Historic Buildings & Former Post Office
The current building, which was built to house the post office, replaced two older houses. It is now privately owned and houses offices of local businesses. Across the alley behind the building, there was once a small, tin building that housed . . . Map (db m71108) HM
64 California, Los Angeles County, Burbank — Burbank Post Office
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m55762) HM
65 California, Los Angeles County, Glendale, Downtown — Glendale Main Post Office — Built 1932 —
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. This building is named in honor of Carlos J. Moorhead by Act of Congress, Public Law 105-88, November . . . Map (db m209982) HM
66 California, Los Angeles County, Long Beach, East Village — Long Beach Post Office
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m72474) HM
67 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Pacoima — Ritchie Valens Post Office
This building is named in honor of Ritchie Valens by an Act of Congress, Public Law 116-81, December 12, 2019.Map (db m214127) HM
68 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, San Pedro — San Pedro Post Office
This building was erected during the administration of Franklin D Roosevelt, President of the United States of America. Henry Morgenthau Jr, Secretary of the Treasury. James A Farley, Postmaster General. Christian Joy . . . Map (db m224665) HM
69 California, Marin County, Novato — Novato History Museum
This building was the home of the first Novato Post Office - February 2, 1856. Maintained by Novato Historical Guild. Map (db m102582) HM
70 California, Mono County, Topaz — Topaz Post Office
Near this location, records show establishment of a post office at Topaz, Mono County, California, February 20, 1885. Discontinued in 1922, it was re-established in June, 1926. Nearby could also be found a school, way-station, blacksmith shop, and . . . Map (db m50086) HM
71 California, Monterey County, Bradley — Pleyto
Located along the south bank of the San Antonio River it was at the junction of Pleyto Road and the road to Bradley. The town of Pleyto now lies under the waters of Lake San Antonio. As early as 1796, the area was known as Pleito or El Pleito. . . . Map (db m64420) HM
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72 California, Monterey County, Lockwood — LockwoodCA. 93932
On July 8, 1885, Lair Patterson applied for new post office located 7 miles south-east of Jolon and asked that it be named Lockwood Post Office. While records in the National Archives do not show the reason for his selection, it has been assumed by . . . Map (db m149113) HM
73 California, Nevada County, Grass Valley — GPY 138-05 — The Old Post Office
This building is known as The Old Post Office. It was built in 1914 by the United States Government as the Grass Valley Post Office. From 1914 until 1984 the Post Office functioned form mail, package and gold shipments from the many mines in the . . . Map (db m85701) HM
74 California, Nevada County, Penn Valley — Anthony House and Ranch
In 1849 a Mr. Anthony staked out 160 acres on the north side of Deer Creek on the road which would become part of the Marysville-Henness Pass-Virginia City trade route, and built a house and out-buildings. While further details about Mr. Anthony are . . . Map (db m65966) HM
75 California, Orange County, Costa Mesa — Ozment General Store & Post Office 1908(c)
Costa Mesa Historical Site Costa Mesa Ozment General Store & Post Office 1908(c)Map (db m59876) HM
76 California, Orange County, Fountain Valley — 2, 4 & 16 — Original Circus Site / First Post Office / Country Stores
Original Circus Site The Escalante Circus placed its tent here for its annual performance. The circus parade started here, moved east to Ward, north to Warner, west to Wintersberg (now in Huntington Beach) and returned. First Post . . . Map (db m59053) HM
77 California, Placer County, Auburn — Auburn Post OfficeHistorical Landmark
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78 California, Placer County, Auburn — Placer Press
Historical Landmark Nearby in this area 1850’s Placer Press paper 1855 to 1858 Above the pioneer livery stable Temple Saloon & Post-Office 1853Map (db m44088) HM
79 California, San Benito County, Paicines — Tres Pinos/Paicines
The original town of Tres Pinos had been here for more than a decade when its post office opened on January 24, 1971. The town lost use of its name after August 12, 1873, when the Southern Pacific Railroad opened the Tres Pinos Station 4.7 miles . . . Map (db m229358) HM
80 California, San Bernardino County, Pioneertown — 117 — Pioneertown
Pioneertown was founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood personalities led by cowboy actors Dick Curtis and Russell Hayden as a permanent 1880s town for filming western movies. On Sept 1, 1946 Roy Rogers broke ground for the first buildings. Assisted . . . Map (db m78539) HM
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81 California, San Diego County, Ramona — Verlaque House (1886)
Theophile Verlaque (1823-1913), a French immigrant, was a successful San Diego entreprenuer, saloon keeper, vintner and real estate speculator. Verlaque was a friend of Bernard Etcheverry, a French Basque immigrant, who by 1880 owned 16,700 . . . Map (db m82351) HM
82 California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Adelaida
Since 1797 the route of the old padre trail through this area provided a key link to the coast for Mission San Miguel and the lower Salinas valley, especially in the 1860’s for the shipping of mercury, vital to the recovery of California’s gold. . . . Map (db m68509) HM
83 California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — Earle Ovington Terminal
Santa Barbara Airport Terminal is hereby named Earle Ovington Terminal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to aviation and his part in the development of aviation in Santa Barbara. Earle Ovington was the first pilot to carry air . . . Map (db m67194) HM
84 California, Santa Clara County, Los Altos, North Los Altos — 316 Main Street — "Eschenbruecher Hardware" —
Built in 1908, this structure housed the first commercial business in the new town of Los Altos. William and Lillian Eschenbruecher operated their hardware store here for more than a year before electricity and water became general available to . . . Map (db m100305) HM
85 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Downtown San Jose — Main Post Office
This beautiful building was designed by Ralph Wyckoff to house San José’s Main Post Office. It was built as a W.P.A. project in 1933 and is a prime example of Depression-Era federal construction. The terra cotta work on the building’s exterior is . . . Map (db m30091) HM
86 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Downtown San Jose — 854 — United States Post Office
Constructed in 1892 this was the first federal building in San José. It served as U.S. post office from 1892 to 1933. Designed by Willoughby Edbrooke and constructed of locally quarried sandstone, this Romanesque style structure, built by the United . . . Map (db m3611) HM
87 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, South San Jose — Coyote Post Office
Now a relic from the days when Monterey road served as cattle trail; stage route, and Mission road between San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Monterey, Coyote Post Office was once the oldest surviving and functioning post office in Santa Clara County . . . Map (db m42293) HM
88 California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Willow Glen — 2 — Willow Glen Public Buildings
Post Officies The Kensington Post Office operated as the post office and general store located at the corner of Minnesota and Cherry Avenues beginning operations in 1894. After January 1895, this Post Office was called Willowglen (all one . . . Map (db m100099) HM
89 California, Santa Clara County, Sunnyvale, Heritage District — F.E. Cornell’s Country Store
This building was erected in October of 1897 as F.E. Cornell’s Country Emporium, the first commercial building in town. In December 1897, a corner of the store was set aside as a post office and officially designated “Encinal”. Since . . . Map (db m54024) HM
90 California, Santa Cruz County, Aptos — Aptos Grocery & Post Office1899
Built by James Leonard & Financed by his gold mine. His son Thomas Leonard was PostmasterMap (db m195874) HM
91 California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz Main Post Office1912
James Knox Taylor, Architect Italian Renaissance Style State’s Oldest In-Use P.O. Bldg. Historic Landmark Santa Cruz Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m62529) HM
92 California, Santa Cruz County, Watsonville — Porter BuildingSanta Cruz County Historical Trust Landmark
1903 Porter Bldg. Wm. Weeks, Architect Designed for Warren Porter Housed the Post Office until 1913 Map (db m29771) HM
93 California, Shasta County, Old Station — Old Station Post Office
In the early 1900’s Mel & Mary Shearin had a homestead here. Mel ran pack trains and guided visitors to the area in to the wilderness. After this area suffered heavy devastation – the 1915 eruption of Mt. Lassen and the resulting flood . . . Map (db m8906) HM
94 California, Siskiyou County, Etna — City of Etna
The city of Etna began in 1853 with the construction of a sawmill. In 1855 a flour mill was built and named Rough and Ready Mill. Stores, a hotel and schools were established by 1858. In 1854 a flour mill was erected a mile away and named the . . . Map (db m70270) HM
95 California, Siskiyou County, Montague — TailholtLittle Shasta Post Office
A small settlement started here in the 1880’s with two stores. A post office (established in 1888), saloon, blacksmith shop, slaughter-house, meat market, harness shop, race track, ball park and a few houses. Farther east was a grist mill. The post . . . Map (db m69873) HM
96 California, Siskiyou County, Mount Shasta City — Berryvale Post Office
Site of Berryvale Post Office. It operated from 1870 to 1887. Postmasters were JH Sisson, GL Lamphere, ET Keyser, Sophia J Fellows. The post office moved to the railroad station in 1887 and became known as Sisson in 1924. It was renamed Mt. Shasta. . . . Map (db m62786) HM
97 California, Solano County, Birds Landing — Birds Landing - Benjamin’s Store
In 1869 John Bird constructed a wharf and warehouse on Montezuma Slough. Soon, one mile east of the wharf, a community began to evolve. A blacksmith shop came first, and then the store was built in 1875. In this year the town was officially named . . . Map (db m129569) HM
98 California, Sonoma County, Santa Rosa — Santa Rosa Post Office and Federal Building
Completed in 1910 at 401 Fifth Street Designed by James Knox Taylor, FAIA Moved to this site in 1979 Preservation Architect, Dan Peterson, AIA Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United Staes Department of the . . . Map (db m102518) HM
99 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — 1 — The Old Barn – First Adobe Building
First adobe building in La Grange Built prior to 1850 Used for post office and later stables for horses that brought freight in from Waterford.Map (db m42585) HM
100 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Knights of Pythias
In 1886 the Lodge was organized in Hills Ferry. They moved to Newman in 1910 to the newly constructed 3 story building. Street level retail space, 2nd floor meeting rooms and 3rd floor the social hall. Knights of Pythias referred to their lodges as . . . Map (db m208394) HM

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