Seattle Beginnings: Ross Post Office opens on July 30, 1888.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/11/1998
  • Essay 494
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On July 30, 1888, Ross Post Office opens. Alfred J. Villers is the first postmaster. The post office is located within the future city limits of Seattle at approximately N Canal Street and Frances Avenue N.

After the area was annexed to Seattle, the post office closed on July 15, 1901.


Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 611.

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