Parcel Post Bank (Uintah County Historic Preservation Commission)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 27.334 W 109° 31.724
12T E 624750 N 4479362
Quick Description: They called it "The Parcel Post Bank" because the bricks were shipped individually from Salt Lake City via Parcel Post.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2012 4:51:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMDJYF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 2

Long Description:

Uintah Valley
Landmark Register

The Bank of Vernal was built with bricks
shipped from Salt Lake City to Vernal in
1916. Bank officials wanted hard-fired
bricks for their enduring building.
Because Vernal was in Salt Lake City's
second postal zone, mailed bricks cost
half the amount of freighted bricks. Due to the
flood of bricks mailed, postal regulations
were changed across the country, and
the Bank of Vernal became known as the
"Parcel Post Bank." The Bank of Vernal is
also on the Utah Register of Historic

Uintah County
Historic Preservation Commission
Placed on Register March 23, 1989

Marker Name: Parcel Post Bank

Marker Type: City

Addtional Information:
This is the second of two historic markers placed on the Bank.

County: Uintah

City: Vernal

Group Responsible for Placement: Uintah County Historic Preservation Commission

Date Dedicated: March 23, 1989

Marker Number: None

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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