1920 U.S. Post Office

22 Petaluma Boulevard North

1920 Post Office

This Neo-Classic brick commercial structure, designed by Petaluma architect Brainerd Jones, served as Petaluma's Post Office from 1920 to 1932. It is the center section of the Great Petaluma Mill Annex, which extends from 22 to 34 Petaluma Blvd. North. It is built of white Alameda brick from the McNear brick yard in San Rafael.

In 1932 the City outgrew this Post Office and a replacement was built at Fourth and D Streets, which was the former location of the John A. McNear Mansion. The newer office is on the National Register of Historic Places and continues to serve as a functioning Post Office. For many years this building served as a bank, and in the 1980s it was nearly destroyed by a fire. Fortunately, most of the original building, including the historic storefront, was saved. It is now used by 24 Hour Fitness. Now continue on to the the new Post Office.





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