Sunday, 14 February 2010
Post Office Building proclaimed a Yellowknife historical building
On Friday, February 12 2010, a plaque was unveiled on the Post Office Building proclaiming it a Yellowknife historical building.
"On April 30, 1956, the current Post Office was opened as Yellowknife expanded from Old Town to New Town. This building was originally configured to include the central post office on the main floor with federal government offices and a courtroom on the second floor. In the early years, the Post Office connected Yellowknife to the outside world., serving townspeople, government and the mining industry, sending and receiving letters and mail order goods. It has been the centre of downtown community life since New Town began.
The City of Yellowknife designated the Yellowknife Post Office as a Heritage Site in 2007 because of its significance to the social, cultural and business fabric of the city of Yellowknife."
Image ©2010 George Lessard