United States Post Office
The United States Post Office branch in Salem, on Margin Street, was built in 1931. The Cornerstone was placed on Sept. 21, 1932 and the building officially opened on July 31, 1933.
July 11, 1931 - Beverly Wrecking awarded demolition contract.
July 13, 1931 - Work began clearing site.
Sept. 21, 1932 - Cornerstone placed.
July 29, 1933 - Pictures (before and after)
July 31, 1933 - Post Office opens.
In 1986, the Post Office was placed on the list of National Register of Historic Places.
- Vertical File in Salem Collection - Salem Post Office
- "Post Office cornerstone placed" Salem Evening News, Sept. 22, 1932.
- "New Post Office pictures- before and after" Salem Evening News, July 29, 1933.
- "Uncle Sam's new Salem home visited by 4,000 yesterday" Salem Evening News, July 31, 1933, p.?
- "Impressive ceremonies marked laying of the cornerstone of Salem's new federal building" Salem Evening News, Sept. 22, 1933, p.?
- "New Post Office will be open for business Monday A.M., Salem Evening News, July 25, 1933, p. 1
- Architecture in Salem by Bryant F. Tolles, Jr. ,p. 98