Gretna PO R0G 0V0
N 49° 00.469 W 097° 33.671
14U E 605220 N 5429322
Quick Description: This very nice old Post Office is on 7th street at Hespler Avenue in border town of Gretna, Manitoba.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 3:05:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMCD9R
Gretna Post Office
600 7th Street
Gretna MB R0G 0V0
The Post Office was built in 1929 and is still used today. It's 800 meters north of the US border.
There is no online information available for this building. It's only 82 years old and in some circle, it doesn't become an historic building until it's 90.
It is believed company founder William Ogilvie, originally from Scotland, named Gretna after Gretna Green in Scotland, where runaway couples were married by the blacksmith at his anvil.
An anvil sits in the park near the Post Office.