Seattle beginnings: South Park Post Office opens on June 25, 1892.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/13/1998
  • Essay 536
On June 25, 1892, South Park Post Office opens. George W. Brown is appointed the first postmaster. On October 31, 1908, the post office becomes a branch of the Seattle Post Office. South Park is located five miles south of the business district of Seattle within the future city limits of Seattle along the Duwamish River near the intersection of Dallas Avenue and Donovan Street.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 640-641.

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