Mobile Post Offices at Dozen Sites to Aid Christmas Mailing

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Title

Mobile Post Offices at Dozen Sites to Aid Christmas Mailing

Alternative Title

Mobile Post Offices to Aid Christmas Mailing

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices
Christmas--Florida
Holidays--Florida

Description

A newspaper featuring an announcement made by Orlando Postmaster Lucius A. Bryant. According to the article, post office trucks would be available at 12 shopping centers in Orlando the following day. The mobile post officers sold Christmas stamps and mail delivery service. Bryant also announced that the Downtown Orlando Post Office would be open for the afternoon.

The original post office was housed in the Federal Building, located 44 East Central Boulevard in Downtown Orlando, Florida, from 1917 to 1941. In 1935, when James D. Beggs, Jr. became the postmaster, he began petitioning to move the post office from its Central Boulevard and Court Avenue location to a more spacious building. In 1939, St. James Catholic Church sold a plot of land of Jefferson Street for the new building. The building was designed by Louis A. Simon in the Northern Italian Palazzo Revival-style, and was constructed by J. P. Cullen & Son. The new building opened in 1941 and housed the post office, the courthouse, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offices. The building was named an Orlando Historic Landmark in 1989. However, it was eventually sold back to the St. James Church. In 2003, the building was renovated and came under joint ownership by both the church and the federal government. Today, the building retains its post office services but also includes offices for the Catholic Diocese.

Source

Original newspaper article: "Mobile Post Offices at Dozen Sites to Aid Christmas Mailing." December 13, 1969: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

ca. 1969-12-13

Date Copyrighted

1969-12-13

Date Issued

1969-12-13

Contributor

Buck, Texann Ivy

Format

image/jpg

Extent

217 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Texann Ivy Buck and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Stoddard, James

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck

External Reference

Kilsheimer, Joe. "Old Post Offices Aid Revitalization Efforts." AMERICAN CITY AND COUNTY. 119: 20-21.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

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