Post Office, Penland, NC
The building was built in 1878, and some of the P. O. boxes date from the original opening in 1879. I made several photos of the interior, and I was glad to get the opportunity to see this living piece of mountain history. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Original Service Counter
Original Mail Boxes
Newer Service Window
Photo from 1930s (?) when a general store occupied the
larger space next door off and on from 1902 to 1974.
Did mail originally arrive by train? I'm not sure.
National Register of Historic Places Plaque