The Destruction of the Old Monroe Post Office

57 years ago this month, the old Monroe Post Office building, which had been used as a Health Unit in later years, was torn down. It stood at the corner of Grammont and St. John. It was built in 1891 and was opened in 1892 at a cost of $75,000.

While going through some of our files, I found the following two newspaper photos. This first one shows the lumber being taken out of the building. Look at the SIZE of those boards!

This second photo shows what was left after the building was torn down. You can see the Frances in the background. Such a shame!

At least parts of the old building were recycled. This ad appeared in the newspaper at the time.

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