Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Post Office

Our modern day post office was built in 1984. The first postmaster in Alfred received less than $50 a year for his services. The post office was formerly located at the Village Hall. Around 1848, the time when the post office first came into being, mail would come once a week, since Alfred wasn't a very populous area. Without postage, each letter was charged according to the distance it traveled. Since the dawn of Alfred, the post office has changed locations five times. In 1965 Alfred welcomed its first door-to-door mail delivery service.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe you could talk about how much it would cost to mail a letter to one location back when the postal services first started in Alfred compared to how much it would cost to mail that same letter to the same location today (I believe it is 44 cents these days).