Alki Point Post Office opens on July 18, 1905.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 5/15/2001
  • Essay 3278

On July 18, 1905, the Alki Point Post Office is established. The postmaster is William N. Kirshner, who serves until July 14, 1906, when the post office closes. The post office is located in a small village located on the western point of West Seattle.

When the post office closed, the mail was distributed at the Georgetown Post Office near the Duwamish River. From 1854 to 1855, near the same location, Charles Terry ran the Alki Post Office. This first post office at this location was the second post office in King County, Seattle being the first. The Alki Point area was briefly part of the town of West Seattle before the City of Seattle annexed it in 1907.


Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), p. 552-554, 687.

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