Bellevue beginnings: Northup Post Office opens on July 29, 1892.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/13/1998
  • Essay 539
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The opening of a post office is an important marker of the beginning of a community. On July 29,1892, Northup Post Office opens. Ann Dunn is appointed postmaster. Northup is located on the east side of Lake Washington within the future city limits of Bellevue.

The post office ceased operations on June 28, 1897. Northup was located on the Northern Pacific Railroad line.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 642.

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