Writing Home: $100,000 Post Office and a Tub Bath

The Santa Cruz Post Office in 1914

At the corners of Pacific Ave, Mission Street and some other street. This gem of a card was sent from Santa Cruz to Alameda in 1914, and the sender was excited enough about the Santa Cruz post office and its $100,000.00 price tag to write home, with the summer beach nearly just a footnote. I like to imagine that Papa was a postmaster, and he was very proud of his kids!

Santa Cruz Post Office in 1914

3206 – Post Office, Santa Cruz, California.

Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz Post Office 1914

Dear Papa:- This is a picture of the new post office which just finished for about two years
it cost $100,000 and is built right at the gore(?) of Pacific Ave. Mission Street and another street. We start for home tomorrow at 1:35 The weather is fine.- We are going down in the beach + Ma is going to take a tub bath this afternoon. Love Momma
Minchen + Nuna

Mr. J. Louis Munduryler(?)
1825 Buena Vista

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