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Mail sorters, Post Office Terminal Annex
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Oversized photograph.
The Post Office Terminal Annex was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood in the California Mission style and built in 1938; the supervising engineer was Neal A. Melick. This building, which provided 400,000 square feet of floor space, served as the main mail distribution center from 1938 until 1994, where some 1700 Post Office employees handled over four million pieces of incoming and outgoing mail for the Metropolitan Los Angeles area daily. Although no longer used as a post office, it is used occasionally as a filming site. The Post Office Terminal Annex, also known as Los Angeles Terminal Annex Post Office, was added to the National Register of Historic Places - Building #85000131, on Jan. 11, 1985.
Three unidentified gentlemen sort bundles of letters they are taking from small canvas receptacles that lay on the floor in front of them, and depositing them into large, hanging mailbags. The bags are labeled: "Station A", "Station C", "Altadena", "East", "La Vina", "Mount Wilson", and "Station B".
1 photograph :b&w ;28 x 35 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Postal service-L.A.
United States Post Office Terminal Annex (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United States Postal Service
Post office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Historic buildings--California--Los Angeles
Postal service--California--Los Angeles
Mail sorting--California--Los Angeles
Postal service--Employees--California--Los Angeles
Underwood, Gilbert Stanley
Melick, Neal A
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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