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Canada Post - 2000 Canadian Edition - Armstrong, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 50° 26.881 W 119° 11.703
11U E 344161 N 5590747
Quick Description: In 1935 the town of Armstrong began petitioning the Federal Government for a new Post Office. Five years later their new brick and stone Canada Post opened for business.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 2/24/2019 5:42:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM104E8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Armstrong Post Office

In 1935 the community requested that the Federal government build a new post office to replace the small one that the town was outgrowing.

— 1940 — January 1 — the new post office opened. Design and concrete and brick building materials were typical of post offices being built in small communities across Canada in the 1930s.
— 1950 — clock over main entrance was installed.
— 1954 — September 24 — mail delivery to the post office changed from train to truck.
— 1965 — phone service was installed.
— 1940 to 1955 — George W. Dunkley was postmaster.
— 1955 to 1975 — Melvin Dunkley (George's son) was postmaster.
— 1975 — due to growth in the community, more work space and lock boxes are added using a brick surround to maintain the integrity of the building.
— 1982 — additional lock boxes added.
From the Sign at the Post Office

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