Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Post Offices - Part 3

Another day, another world's fair, another post office. This time we're looking at the1964-1965 New York World's Fair. Visitors to the post office could learn about the newly introduced zip code system as explained by the newly introduced Mr. Zip. They could also buy stamps, watch demonstrations of mail sorting equipment, and even mail their mail. Samples of foreign mailboxes lined the walkway leading to the pavilion.

This building is still there today, by the way. It's used as a maintenance facility for the Parks Department. Located way, way off from the rest of the pavilions at the fair, it was probably not a big hit with most visitors to the fair, for unless they went there on purpose, or saw it because they were at the Atomedic Hospital next door, they were very unlikely to have stumbled across it.

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