Seattle beginnings: Dunlap Post Office opens on May 3, 1894.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 1/01/1900
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 558
On May 3, 1894, the Dunlap Post Office opens. Platt A. Smith serves as the first postmaster. The post office is located in the corner of a store called Fidder's Grocery.

The post office closed on October 31, 1911.

Dunlap was located six miles south of Seattle about one-half mile from Lake Washington. The place was within the future city limits of Seattle near the intersection of South Cloverdale Street and Rainier Avenue S.


Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 649.

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