Old North Madison Post Office-North Side of Green Road between Hwy. 7 and Cragmont

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Title

Old North Madison Post Office-North Side of Green Road between Hwy. 7 and Cragmont

Subject

Post office buildings; Public buildings-Indiana

Description

This post office was established on January 13, 1848 with Buell Eastman as the first postmaster. The building (now gone) was located on the north side of Green Road between Hwy. 7 and Cragmont. This tiny building was in service for over 100 years. It sent and received messages of loved ones, good and bad, through the Civil War, World War I and World War II. It was considered to be a substation and its last postmistress was a Mrs. Pommerehn, who held that position for over 22 years. She retired when they closed the building. A new building was built across the street and west about a block, in 1957. The old building was officially retired August 31, 1957.

Creator

Harry Lemen, photographer

Source

Madison Courier; The postal history of Indiana by J. David Baker; City Directories

Date

Picture taken 1927

Contributor

Madison-Jefferson County Public Library

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image for other than personal use must be requested from the Director of the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library. Please contact at 420 W. Main Street Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-2744

Format

Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.

Type

Still image

Identifier

"Lemen1200-nmadpost"

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Citation

Harry Lemen, photographer , "Old North Madison Post Office-North Side of Green Road between Hwy. 7 and Cragmont," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #109, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/109 (accessed April 24, 2014).