Cherish The History

 

We’ve had great progress in working to save the aspects of Maplewood’s history that exist at the Village Post Office site.

 

Maplewood Post Office Construction Sign
Design For Sign That Appeared In Front of Site During Construction

 

Remember, this site hosted Maplewood’s first school, first library, and first Town Hall.  The foundation of the building that housed all these services still exists under the lobby of the existing building.   The 1950s, of course, were a pivotal time in our local and national history as well.   While a very controversial proposal when first introduced, the local support of the Post Office built by the Eisenhower administration was largely because of its symbolism in the collective consciousness of the time….

Read more here.

 

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