Seattle Beginnings: Ross Post Office opens on July 30, 1888.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/11/1998
  • Essay 494
On July 30, 1888, Ross Post Office opens. Alfred J. Villers is the first postmaster. The post office is located within the future city limits of Seattle at approximately N Canal Street and Frances Avenue N.

After the area was annexed to Seattle, the post office closed on July 15, 1901.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 611.

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