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Model Postoffice

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
July
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Postmaster Pond has the plans for remodeling the interior of the post office building. It will be changed so cornpletely tnat it will scarcely be knowii. Thongh the west side of the room frons the front door to the back end of tne office will run a partition, forming a corridor 12 by 90 f eet. Tne Windows of all the carriers will be on this side. The general delivery window will be at the southwest corner of the office. The corridor in front will be 27 feet wide. Tüe stamp window will be at about the middle of the partition running to the east from the west partition. Just to the left of the stamp window will be the money order and registered letter cage and still farther to the left and under the stair case which leads from the outside to the offices above will be the private office of the postmaster. A partitionwill run from the east and west partition south to the south wall of the building. This will form a room five or sis feet wide and estending to the south side of the room which %vill be used by those who have business at the money order window and will enclose them from the general public in the main corridor. From this enclosure a door leads to the private office of the postmaster. Then along the east wall will be a vanlt in which will be placed the uew safe which the department has informeel Postmaster Pone has been ordered for him. Toilets wil be located on the east side. Locker will also be placea along the east wal for each employee where his or her oe longings are to be kept. Two window for light and ventilatiou purposes have been arranged for in the east wall Theseschanges will leave about the sam ainount of floor space in the interio and also in the corridors as at prsen but it is thongh t the pulbic will b mnch better servea. Contractors ar now flguriug on the proposed change uud york will begin quite soon. Large doors are to be placed at th reav of the corridor so that the patrón win ii there is a crowd can come in th front of the building and leave at th rear and thus avoidiug all pushing auc shoviug of those who have receivec their mail iu au effort co get out.