Trail Post office - 1950s - Trail, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 05.746 W 117° 42.540
11U E 448241 N 5438343
Quick Description: This was Trail's third (but not last) post office.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 6:36:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMNBY7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 0

Long Description:
The first post office in Trail Creek opened in 1891 in the Trail House and later located to the Hanna(Schwartz) Block on Bay Avenue. In 1901 the post office moved across the street to the McPhee Building (Dolan Block) where it remained for twenty eight years.

In 1929 Vancouver architects were commissioned to design a Federal Building and Post Office to be built on Cedar Avenue at Eldorado Street. The classic brick architecture of this building reflected permanence and prosperity for the community. This is the building we have here.

In 1956 a new Federal Building was constructed on the corner of Spokane Street and Pine Avenue. Ever on the move, the post office moved there.

Today the Post Office Building is occupied by Wood Gundy and other, smaller businesses.

The photos were taken from across the intersection of Cedar Avenue & Eldorado Street, looking south south west. The older photo was taken prior to 1956, as the Strand Theatre, to the left of the post office in the photo, was destroyed by fire in 1956 and never rebuilt. The site is now the home of two mens' and womens' clothing stores.

Post Office
Post Office

Physical Address:
1300 Cedar Avenue
Trail, BC Canada
V1R 3V4


Description of Postcard Location:
See above


Related Web Site: Not listed

Parking Coorddinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
To log a Visit, please make every effort to supply an image of yourself at the site. The standard GPS photo may be used as well, or even just an image that you took when you visited the location. If you do not have the option to provide an image, please provide a detailed description of your visit so we can form a 'mental image'
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Picture Perfect Postcards
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.