Our Post Office Executives and Staff

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Our Post Office Executives and Staff

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Our Post Office Executives and Staff


Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices


A newspaper article about Spencer Locke (b. 1904), a long-time employee of the Downtown Orlando Post Office in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Locke was born in Florida in 1904 and, at the time of this biography, had worked for the post office for 14 years.

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 on 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.


Original newspaper article: "Our Post Office Executives and Staff": Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

ca. 1934-1939

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1934-1939

Date Issued

ca. 1934-1939


Buck, Texann Ivy

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article, "Our Post Office Executives and Staff."

Is Part Of

Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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1 newspaper article






Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

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Rights Holder

There is no known copyright to this resource, which is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


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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