75th Anniversary of the Mahanoy City Post Office

 

 

June 25th 2013 marked the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Mahanoy City Post Office. In commemoration of this event the historical society dug into the archives to retrieve pictures that were taken from the fall of 1937, when the cornerstone was laid, to June of 1938 when the project was completed. These pictures appear in the gallery below. Besides documenting the construction of the new post office these pictures give us a good view of Mahanoy City 75 years ago.

 

My father was on the crew that worked on the construction of the post office and I grew up in the house across the alley at 101 East Pine, so this web posting has special meaning for me. Also part of the crew was Frank Selgrath one of the founding members of the Mahanoy Area Historical Society and our resident historian and genealogist. The young postmaster in 1938 was Daniel Guinan, father of Peg Guinan Grigalonis, another founding member of the historical society and one of the authors of the recently released Images of America Mahanoy Area Revisited.

 

 

 

On August 22, 2013 during Mahanoy City's week of Sesquicentennial festivities , the Mahanoy City Historical Society joined with postmaster James Mayberry, current and past postal employees and visiting guests and dignitaries to celebrate the 75th year of postal service at the post office on Pine Street.

 

 

The full pages of the announcement of the dedication from the Saturday, June 25 edition of the Record American and the coverage of the event which appeared in the Monday, June 27 edition are available by clicking on the links to the PDF files below the picture gallery.

 

Click on the images below to enlarge them, then click the enlarged image to make it still larger.

 

 

 

 

June 25, 1938 Record American

June 27, 1938 Record American page 1

June 27, 1938 Record American page 7