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Medium:
paper; fabric; ink
Dimensions:
20 x 12.7 x 2cm (7 7/8 x 5 x 13/16in.)
Type:
Archival Material
Place:
New York
Date:
September 11, 2001
Description:
This ledger book covered in yellow fabric was used to track registered mail numbers and impressions of daily cancellations at the Church Street Station post office, New York, New York. The first entry in this ledger is May 3, 2001, and the last is September 10, 2001. The Church Street Station post office was open for business on the morning of September 11, 2001. Employees and customers were ordered to leave the building following the attacks on the nearby World Trade Center.
The Church Street Station, located at the corner of Church and Vesey streets, faced World Trade Center building 7 to the west and buildings 5 and 6 to the south-southwest. The Church Street post office sustained damage from the force of the explosions, the debris of the fallen buildings, and from water used by firefighters working from the post office building to extinguish fires in the nearby World Trade Center. With the Church Street building closed, other post offices assumed additional operations until the building was restored and reopened in 2004.
Associated Event:
9/11/2001: Destruction of World Trade Center, New York City  Search this
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Postal Administration  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.15
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.15