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Ellwood City Post Office - Ellwood City, PA

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The Ellwood City Post Office was established in 1891 with Merritt Green as the first postmaster. It was located at six different locations until it moved into the small building (shown above) on 5th Street in c1910. In July 1917, having quickly outgrown this building, the Post Office moved into spaces within the Park Building on 6th Street – and later yet to a new location on Lawrence Avenue. (c1913) Full Size

In the years after the Post Office moved out of this building in 1917 it subsequently served as home to the Ellwood City Public Library, a funeral business, a florist, and finally the Ellwood City Historical Society. (c1915)

A modern-day view of the old Post Office building on 5th Street, which is the current home of the Ellwood City Historical Society. (2010)

Construction on a new federal building, which would be home to the Ellwood City Post Office, began at the corner of 7th Street and Crescent Avenue in October 1932. The building cost about $78,000 and opened during a dedication ceremony held on the afternoon of Monday, April 2, 1934. (c1940)

The Ellwood City Post Office was built by R. B. McDaniel Company, a general contracting firm from New Brighton. This building became the tenth and permanent home of the oft-moved Ellwood City Post Office. (c1930) Full Size

The Ellwood City Post Office still occupies this building today. (Apr 2012)

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  1. In the lead photograph of the Elwood City Post Office, circa 1910, the person in the lower left, holding a cigar in his left hand, is my great grandfather, James Edward Butler, who was the Postmaster at the time. I would love to know when and how he was appointed and his term of service.


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