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Designated Landmarks

U.S. Post Office-American Legion
525 3rd Avenue

Landmark Designation: 1994

Construction Date: 1905

Architectural Style: 20th Century Commercial

It was determined that this 20th Century Commercial building would be the new site for relocating the U.S. Post Office. With the relocation, free home delivery was inaugurated in December 1905. Most of the first floor was occupied by the Post Office for the next thirty years. Other original occupants were a drug store, the BPOE (Elks), a meat market and restaurant. The second floor, known as the St. Vrain Hall, served as home to the Elks and later the J.A. Buckley American Legion Post #32 name for John Harold Buckley, a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps killed in an air collision in France during World War I. The history of occupants reflects the importance of fraternal organizations during that period.

Reference
HPC 1994-1