Laurelhurst beginnings: Yesler Post Office opens on January 21, 1890.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/12/1998
  • Essay 505
On January 21, 1890, the Yesler Post Office opens. Theron W. Peck is the first postmaster. The post office is located five miles northwest of Seattle on the west shore of Lake Washington in the future Laurelhurst neighborhood of Seattle.

The mail was distributed from a boarding house for sawmill workers run by Peck. The post office closed on February 28, 1917.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 627.

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