Old Seaford Post Office

Old Seaford Post Office (HM2RF)

Location: Seaford, DE 19973 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 38.426', W 75° 36.808'

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A post office was established in this community in 1827. For many years it did a large shipping business by water. The coming of the railroad in the 1850s resulted in an even greater demand for postal services. For more than a century the post office was housed in a variety of privately owned locations throughout the town. In 1934 the United States Government purchased this site for Seaford's first publicly owned post office. Ground was broken in April 1935, and the new building was formally dedicated the following September. The facility was expanded in 1960 with the completion of an addition that doubled the size of the structure. It remained in continuous use until February 2001, when it was formally vacated following the construction of a new post office at another location.

The Old Seaford Post Office was purchased by the Seaford Historical Society in July 2001, and opened as the Seaford Museum in 2002.
Details
HM NumberHM2RF
Additional Informationwww.seafordhistoricalsociety.com
Series This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series
Tags
Historical Period19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlaceGov Building
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker NumberSC-155
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:53pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] THE SEAFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY  [2] THE SEAFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY  [3] THE SEAFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY  
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionThis marker is mounted on the face of the Old Seaford Post Office (now the Seaford Museum) on the left of the front door.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 446610 N 4277054
Decimal Degrees38.64043333, -75.61346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.426', W 75° 36.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 25.5600" N, 75° 36' 48.4800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)302
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-111 S Conwell St, Seaford DE 19973, US
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