Galena, IL 61036
November 6, 2011
Today our adventure brought us to Historic Galena, IL. I knew the town was historical in nature from what I had read prior to driving out here. I was really delighted when I first set eyes on this post office. It’s a really cool older building. The front of the building had a plaque designating it a “Historic Custom House” by the United States Customs Service.
Even the Smithsonian Institution has a plaque on the building designating it “A Great American Post Office” July 30, 1999. For all of those asking why this blog. Why I visit and take pictures of post offices this one represents every reason. It’s a great building, and its a great historical treasure.
Although, I was disappointed that the lobby is closed on Sunday and I was not able to get any pictures inside the building, I still enjoyed my visit to this post office. This is one for the record books and I know I’ll be back from more.