Seattle Beginnings: Boulevard (Interbay) Post Office opens on February 27, 1891.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/12/1998
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 516
On February 21, 1891, Boulevard Post Office opens. Thomas Ferguson is the first postmaster. Boulevard is located five miles northwest of the business district of Seattle in the future Interbay neighborhood at about Gilman Avenue West and West Commodore Way. The post office is situated along the Great Northern Railroad line.

On December 14, 1894, the Boulevard Post Office name changed to Interbay Post Office. Thomas Ferguson was the postmaster at the time of the name change. The post office closed on November 2, 1898.


Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 634.

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