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

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 11/11/1998
  • Essay 558
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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.


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

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