Worcester,Mass - Places of the Past, Post Office
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This building was the first Worcester Post Office owned by the Federal Government. Construction was completed in 1896 and was occupied in February of 1897. It cost 6,365 to build. It was razed in 1933 at which time construction began on the second Federal Building which still stands today on the same site at Main and Southbridge Streets.
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Neil H Donahue - Report this comment
Now called the Donohue Federal Building at Main & Southbridge St. Went through many changes over the years.
Jack Kenny - Report this comment
This building was also called the Flatiron Building because of it's shape. It was pointed at one end and wide across the back.
Jim Servideo - Report this comment
Having done quite a bit of research on the Worcester Post Office, I can tell you that this building was the first Worcester Post Office owned by the Federal Government. Construction was completed in 1896 and was occupied in February of 1897. It cost $586,365 to build. It was razed in 1933 at which time construction began on the second Federal Building which still stands today on the same site at Main and Southbridge Streets.
Don Latino - Report this comment
Actually, the Flatiron Building was located in front of this post office where the fountain is now. A small portion of the rear of the building can be seen at the far left of this picture. The Flatiron building was razed between December 1927 and January 1928.
C Forti - Report this comment
What a wonderful building --- everyone went to this grand building to mail their packages and buy stamps etc.
jim sadowski- February 15, 2009 - Report this comment
In the 1950's it was fun to checkout the latest wanted posters. Believe there were several large billboards, one was most wanted, others were for local bad guys (and a few ladies). Remembering the many windows and lines for service (stamps, packages, savings bonds, etc). Not far away was the "Planters Peanut Store" and it always smelled good from a hundred feet away.
Paul- July 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Fond memories of the old Post Office, registered for the draft and subsequently enlisted in the Air Force there. While home on leave several years later, a letter came from the draft board ordering me to report for an induction physical. A little concerned, I hotfooted it down to the Post Office, in uniform, and asked what was going on. The clerk looked at the paperwork, laughed and tore up the draft notice and said she doubted the Air Force would release to be inducted into the Army. All's well that ends well.
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Linda Anthony- August 06, 2017 - Report this comment
I never knew that the building on Southbridge and Main St., which I always knew as the post office, was rebuilt so many times. I had a relative that was the Post Master there years and years ago. Thanks for your response.
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