Smallest Post Office

 
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On our way to Everglade City, we came across this cute little building, and on closer inspection, realised it was a working Post Office.

I found the following information posted on 'Roadside America dot com (after Chriss35 directed me there)and have copied it for you to read, so thanks to them for the info.

The Ochopee post office is considered to be the smallest post office in the United States. The building was formerly an irrigation pipe shed that belonged to the J.T. Guant Company tomato farm. However, in 1953 it was rather quickly turned into the Ochopee's general store and post office by postmaster Sidney Brown after the original Ochopee post office burned down in the middle of the night. The present building has been in use ever since as both a post office and ticket station for Trailways bus line. It still services the residents in it's surrounding three county area as well as making regular deliveries to the Seminole and Miccosukee Native Americans who reside in the area. [Raina Alysse Stern, 07/20/2003]

Thanks for looking. :)

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Jas - Dec 09, 2008 02:01 PM EDT
Many thanks to you all for looking and taking the time to leave comments here, I really appreciate it. Yes, Alan, this is a 'low maintenance' property - LOL If they have to queue Lorraine, you just gotta hope it isn't raining! LOL Glad you like it Anne. :) Chriss, I will look forward to seeing your shot sometime soon? :)
chriss35 - Nov 29, 2008 06:33 PM EDT
Wonderful image almost the same as mine and the write up is almost perfik, you forgot to say it services a population of 11. Chriss:)
A.Lovely - Nov 29, 2008 01:03 PM EDT
This is so neat, Jas. Great capture of this post office.
lorraine - Nov 28, 2008 02:33 PM EDT
Looks like if they got a rush extra coustomers would have to que out side, neat little post shop.
talsi - Nov 27, 2008 10:17 PM EDT
Hmmmm - must be a highly populated area
bubbalinn - Nov 27, 2008 10:04 PM EDT
What a fun photo and cute little post office. That's my size of house, you can clean it and paint it in a couple hours LOL..

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