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Title Dedication & Opening of New Federal Building and Post Office, Hoboken, N.J. Jan. 28, 1933.
Object Name Program
Catalog Number 2013.022.0001
Collection Hoboken Postal Collection
Credit Gift of Eileen Valentino.
Scope & Content Dedication and Opening of New Federal Building and Post Office, Hoboken, New Jersey. Saturday, January 28, 1933, 2:30 P. M.

Photocopy of eight page program, ca. 7" x 10". The address is 89 River Street. Page [3] has a short history of postal service in Hoboken. Text is in notes.
Notes Archives 2013.022.0001

[page 3]
Hoboken's New Post Office

THE construction of the new Post Office building, located at River and Newark Streets, is an outstanding contribution to Hoboken's march of progress.

The first Post Office in the City of Hoboken to be noted in the records was established in 1816, under Postmaster David Godison, who served until March 21, 1820. He was succeeded by Abraham L. Bosherck, Calvin Mulford, Mrs. Mary Mulford, John M. White, Peter M. Reynolds and Gordon Farmer. As business developed, larger post office quarters were rented to meet the requirements of the service. The first definite location is recorded on Washington Street, between Second and Third Streets; Gordon Farmer was Postmaster at the time.

Free delivery service was established November 1, 1873; Edwin A. Odell was the first letter carrier appointed under Postmaster Farmer, and the regular force of carriers was eventually inceased to four. From the original recorded address, the Post Office site changed to 60 Washington Street, and thence to the Second National Bank Building.

On May 1st, 1893, the service was transferred to the Federal Post Office building. In the years to follow, business increased to the extent that it became necessary to make several additions to the old building. The structure was finally razed June 1, 1931.

Postmasters to succeed Gordon Farmer were Leon Kendrick, Cornelius Keil, Jr., James Curran, Leonard Schroeder, Edward W. Martin, Joseph J. Kennedy, Adolph Lankering and the present incumbent, August Graf.

The Hoboken Post Office was accorded a prominent place in the nation and the world during the World War, when the City of Hoboken was designated as the Port of Embarkation for the American Expeditionary Forces which embarked for France on transports leaving the local piers.

Commended in the past, a yet superior service is the objective of the Hoboken Post Office, its supervisors and personnel, by virtue of the adequate quarters and improved facilities of the new Federal Post Office building.

AUGUST GRAF,

Postmaster.
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[page 4]

The members of the Service Relations Council, comprising all employees at the Hoboken, N. J. Post Office, take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed to the success at the dedication ceremonies and parade, especially the following:

HON. BERNARD N. McFEELY, Mayor, Hoboken, N. J.

HON. WILLIAM GILFERT, City Commissioner
HON. ADOLF CARSTENS, City Commissioner
HON. JOSEPH CLARK, City Commissioner
HON. MICHAEL KEARINS, City Commissioner

PATRICK BARRY, Grand Marshal
RICHARD C. TARRANT, Marshal Aid
MAJOR WILLIAM LE BEAU, 104th N. J. National Guard Engineers Marshal Aid

TIETJEN & LANG DRY DOCK CO.,
Hoboken, N. J.

MICHAEL WESHNER,
Manager of Fabian Theatre

TERMINAL PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO., Inc.
Hoboken, N. J.

THE COMMITTEE

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[page 5]

DEDICATION CEREMONIES

Presentation of Mr. Jacob Straus, Service Relations Council________________William J. O'Connor, Chairman, Master of Ceremonies

Flag Raising__________________________________________Little Miss Fern Burgor

Accompanied by Star Spangled Banner___________________American Legion Band

Invocation ________________________________________________Rev. M. A. Shipley

Address of Welcome_________________________________Hon. Bernard N. McFeely, Mayor, Hoboken, N. J.

ADDRESS
August Graf, Postmaster, Hoboken, N. J.

Hon. Fred S. Hartley, U. S. Representative
Hon. W. Irving Glover, Second Ass't. Postmaster General
Hon. Julius L. Reich, Mayor, North Bergen, N. J.
Hon. A. Harry Moore. Governor of New Jersey

Hon. Hamilton F. Kean, U. S. Senator
Hon. John J. Eagan, Former U. S. Representative

Hon. Arch. E. Olpp, Former U. S. Representative
Hon. W. Warren Barbour, U. S. Senator
Andrew O. Wittreich, Assistant Prosecutor
Hon. Oscar L. Auf der Heide, U. S. Representative
Max Z. Hurwitz, President, Hoboken Chamber of Commerce

Presentation of keys to building_________________________________Frank Caplan, Construction Engineer

Opening of Federal Building ----------------------------- August Graf, Postmaster

[end page 5
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[page 6]

SUPERVISORY STAFF

MICHAEL F. BURGOR, Assistant Postmaster [beneath photo portrait upper left]

Martin Huhn
Superintendent of Mails

Julius Ruthman
Assistant Superintendent of Mails

Charles L. Bohnert
Foreman, Mailing Division

Charles F. Cuddihy
Foreman, Mailing Division

Stephen T. Doran �
Foreman, Mailing Division

Francis P. Deitmaring
Foreman, Money Order & Postal Sav. Div.

John H. Barry
Clerk in Charge, Registry Division

Leo V. Dougherty
Clerk in Charge, Box & Gen. Delivery Div.

EXECUTIVE DIVISION
Anna C. Rondano
Secretary

Henry C. Verbeyst
Clerk in Charge of Finances

POST OFFICE STATIONS
Uptown Station _____________________ 56-14th Street
T. W. Lane, Superintendent

Station No. 2 ______________ 932 Washington Street
Mrs. Elizabeth Meyer, Clerk in Charge

Station No. 6 _________________516 Washington Street
Frederick J. Brady, Clerk in Charge

SERVICE RELATIONS COUNCIL

COMMITTEE IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

William J. O'Connor, Chairman
Stephen T. Doran, Vice Chairman
Daniel E. Moore, Secretary

Michael F. Burgor
Harry D. Jacobs
George Reinbold
Ralph Sanseviere
William H. Forbes
James McGarrigle

[end pg 6]
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[page 7, two advertisements]

JEFFERSON TRUST COMPANY

FIRST AND CLINTON STREETS HOBOKEN, N. J.

" The Bank of the People "

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Ashland 4-0704-5

FAME ENGINEERING CORP.

BUILDERS

NEW FEDERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING HOBOKEN, N. J.

101 Park Avenue,

New York, N. Y.

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Photocopy made at unknown later date, 7 leaves.
Date 1933
Year Range from 1933
Year Range to 1933
Search Terms Post Office
89 River St.
Caption pg [1]
Imagefile 203\20130220001.TIF
Classification Buildings
Ceremonies
Government & Politics