After 44 years of offering mailing services from a building at 2051 N. 13th Ave., west of North Oracle Road, the Tucson Kino Post Office has moved about three miles north and a little east.
After 44 years of offering mailing services from a building off 13th Avenue, west of North Oracle Road, the Kino Post Office has packed up and moved about three miles north.
Before automation, the Post Office would nearly double its local workforce with temporary hires to handle the holiday rush.
Mail sacks pile up shortly before Christmas 1942 in the tunnel beneath the Post Office and Union Station. More than 650 postal employees enlisted during World War II, and the Post Office was pressed to hire enough temporaries to help with the holiday crush. (Post-Dispatch)
Customers fill the lobby at the downtown Post Office, now called the "Old Post Office" at Eighth and Olive streets, shortly before Christmas 1932. (Post-Dispatch)
Women who worked as temporary employees before Christmas 1943 punch their time cards after a long day at the main Post Office, 1720 Market Street. The Post Office hired women as temporaries during World War II, the first time it had done so since World War I. Post-Dispatch file photo
Bonita Burns, a clerk at the main Post Office downtown, works through some of the mail on Dec. 21, 1949. Mail volume for Christmas often was six times or more than usual. Post-Dispatch file photo
Clerks handle some of the crush of Christmas mail in December 1937 in what then was the brand-new main Post Office at 1720 Market Street. The Post Office hired about 3,000 temporary workers to double its workforce to handle mail and packages in the weeks before Christmas. Post-Dispatch file photo
Postal clerks work through last-minute mailings for Christmas 1948 at the main Post Office, 1720 Market Street. Postmaster Bernard Dickmann said the office handled nearly 6.3 million items on Dec. 20. Post-Dispatch file photo
Clerks process packages shortly before Christmas 1932 at the main St. Louis Post Office, 100 South 18th Street. To handle the holiday rushes before automation, the local Post Office would double its workforce by hiring temporary employees to help handle the volume. With the Depression on, th…
Postal workers push packages during the rush before Christmas 1932 in the main St. Louis Post Office, then at 100 South 18th Street. That building opened in 1912 and was replaced by the current main Post Office, 1720 Market Street, in 1937. Today's "Old Post Office," at Eighth and Olive Stre…
Postal clerks, both full-time and holiday temporaries, handle the last rush of mail before Christmas 1945 at the main Post Office, 1720 Market Street. The local office handled 5.5 million pieces of mail on Dec. 18, its peak for 1945. Post-Dispatch file photo
Parcels destined for service members overseas pile up at the main Post Office, 1720 Market Street, on Oct. 8, 1944, shortly before the mailing deadline to assure the packages reached their destinations on time. Post-Dispatch file photo
WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter.
The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency's "precarious financial condition" and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress…
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva introduced legislation Wednesday he says would prevent the U.S. Postal Service from closing its Tucson processing center.
Tucsonans are a step closer to saying adios to one-day crosstown mail delivery.