Phoenixville Post Office

Summary

The Phoenixville Post Office, built around 1825 in northeastern Connecticut, was always more than a post office. Under Lorenzo Bullard, who probably built the structure, it was a grocer's and apothecary shop. By 1850 it was the post office and community gathering place for this rural town. It sold stamps and stationery--and was the place to go to talk about local happenings.

The Phoenixville Post Office, built around 1825 in northeastern Connecticut, was always more than a post office. Under Lorenzo Bullard, who probably built the structure, it was a grocer's and apothecary shop. By 1850 it was the post office and community gathering place for this rural town. It sold stamps and stationery--and was the place to go to talk about local happenings.

Artifact

Post office

Date Made

circa 1825

Creators

Bullard, Lorenzo, d. 1886 

Place of Creation

United States, Connecticut, Phoenixville 

Creator Notes

Built in Phoenixville, Connecticut, circa 1825, likely by Lorenzo Bullard.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

28.1000.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)
Brick (Clay product)

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