October 9, 1958
The American Flag is raised for the first time over the Brookline Post Office at the dedication ceremony on October 9, 1958. This new and modern Post Office was a major improvement for the Brookline area.
Professor Joseph W. Moore, left, president of the Brookline Savings and Trust Company was Master of Ceremonies and Congressman James G. Fulton gave the main address at the dedication ceremonies of Brookline's New U.S. Post Office building on Thursday, October 9, 1958. The new Post Office is located at 612 Brookline Boulevard. It has hasn't changed much in appearance over the years, except that it is now wheelchair accessible via a ramp up the front of the building. Professor Moore is one of the legendary figures in the history of Brookline. He was the long-time principal at Brookline and West Liberty Schools, and responsible for many of the educational and recreational improvements in the community over the first half of the 20th century. Moore Park is named for this remarkable man.
Charles Guest, superintendant of the Brookline Branch Post Office, cuts the ribbon at the dedication ceremony of Brookline's new Post Office building. Looking on, left to right, are C.R. Mussetter, Thomas Gallagher, and Father Maynard.
The staff at the newly christened Brookline Branch of the U.S. Postal Service.
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* Photos and information provided by Shirley Johnson *
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