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The New Post-office

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The new post-oífice is a monument to R. A. Beal as well aa a great ornament to the city. It is what was long needed and it is in just the right place, for it will accommodate the people of the third, fourth and fifth wards and a portion of the second better than if located elsewhere. The building is a magnificent structure, and by far the handsomest in the city, while the postoffice proper is a model of convenienoe. An agent of the department, who was sent out to inspect the offlce, Btatèd to several persons in this city that it was the finest post-office in the northwest, and that there were fewer finer offices in the east. The building is threa stories high and is heated with steam throughout. There is hot and cold water on each floor. On the northeast corner, near the roof, are two cast-iron tanks that will hold sixty barrelB of water, from which pipes run in all directions. There is also ampie protection against fire. On each of the three fioors coils of rubber hose are hung in a convenient place, and easily acceseable, and in case of fire could be adjusted at almost a moments notice to fire plugs. The hose is of eufficient length to reach to any part of the building. Rushes can be avoided in the future as there are four entrences to th office and one leading from the hall-way, making five in all. It is truly a "dandy" post-offie.


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Ann Arbor Democrat