The Central District US Post Office on 23rd & Union is closing on January 12, 2019, due to a lease termination and upcoming #demolition & #redevelopment of the Midtown Center property it’s located in. (This #postoffice used to be in the larger space adjacent to it up until around 2014 – and the current space used to be home to Mana Beauty Supply). #MidtownCenter was bought by Lake Union Partners (which also developed 3 other projects within 1 block: “The Central” & “East Union” across 23rd and “Stencil” on Union & 24th) - which will develop 80% of the block as market rate housing & commercial, while 20% was sold to Africatown Community Land Trust & Capitol Hill Housing for low-income & affordable housing and commercial. Among the remaining business in Midtown Center is the 99 Cents Plus store which has been there 20+ years & is owned by Saad Ali, who is struggling to find a new space & get financial assistance. Earl’s Cuts & Style will be moving into the Liberty Bank building across Union. The liquor store, Noble Spirits, will probably close for good since it’s likely gonna be replaced by a Bartell’s that sells liquor. Africatown & Seattle University have offered assistance in trying to find funding for new locations for existing businesses. After the closing of this post office, the next closest option is the Broadway location in #CapitolHill . Luckily, just down the street at MLK & Union is The Postman, a new Black-owned shipping & mailbox rental business – run by a family with #CentralDistrict roots running 5 generations deep – and their Grandfather Jacques Chappell served as a #USPS mail carrier in #The CD for 37 years. The 23rd & Union post office is currently looking for a new location. I sure hope they bring those sweet ‘90s-era multiculti illustrations to the new spot…those might be my favorite thing about this post office, besides the nice employees :) #USPostOffice#RIP#23rdandUnion#development#gentrification#displacement#shopsmall#supportlocal#Blackseattle#supportPOCowned#supportblackowned#seattle#seattlecommunity#vanishingseattle
"My ages is as a lusty winter, frosty, but kindly" - William Shakespeare
In the British Isles, the first red pillar post boxes were erected in 1852. The red post box is regarded as a British cultural icon. 📮Royal Mail estimates there are over 100,000 post boxes in the United Kingdom. This one in my village is a variety of one of the oldest still used although there are more than 150 recognised designs and varieties of pillar boxes and wall boxes throughout the UK. Not all of which have known surviving examples.
Historically the first post boxes are believed to have been installed in and around Paris 1653 and then in Warsaw.
Raise your hand if you think every weekend should be a 3-day weekend 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏻♂️
We had such a productive long weekend filled with @ramwdc Restaurant Week visits, quality time with good friends, a @cratewedding private registry event, & most importantly, we sent out our @minted SAVE THE DATES!!!
So exciting getting one step closer to our wedding day (& one less task on the to-do list) 🙌🏼
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Recognize this tiny building? Built in the early 1900s, this little building served as one of the smallest running Post Offices in the U.S. The original building burned in the early 1990’s and has since been replaced with a replica that can now be seen along the side of Highway 12 in Salvo. Photo: Leon Reed via Flickr – 1973
In 1891, if you wanted to mail a #letter , you had to physically make a long #trip to the #PostOffice . Philip saw an opportunity and invented a secure public box to be used as a more convenient alternative.
To learn more about Philip, click here 👉🏾 https://www.reference.com/history/philip-b-downing-8b5131ce66e944bc