Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sentimental Sunday: Old Post Office in Downtown Sandusky

This building in downtown Sandusky, at the intersection of Washington and Jackson Streets, served as the United States Post Office from 1927 until 1986. I am sure my childhood mail carrier, George Orr, and our family friend Clarence Seavers. both passed by this window many times during their long careers at the Post Office.

Now the former Sandusky Post Office is home to the Merry Go Round Museum. The Museum features an operating carousel, which is fun for visitors of all ages.

The display below pictures carousel stamps, which were issued when stamps for first class mail cost twenty five cents.

A highlight of the lobby of the Merry Go Round Museum is a mural of Sandusky.

A visit to Sandusky's Merry Go Round Museum provides an experience that is both educational and entertaining, while the vintage carousel animals will remind us of the pasttimes of our ancestors.


More Chic Than Shabby said...

The old merry a go round is so cool.

Dorene from Ohio said...

You should visit there sometime:)

They almost always have free admission on "Museum Day" in May, and on July 4th.

Harriet said...

What a neat thing to do with the old post office! My husband collects stamps and has started making pictures of old post offices he sees when he is out traveling for work. Most of his are small town post offices.

Dorene from Ohio said...

I work very close to this Museum. Sometimes I take it for granted, and forget how really special it is!