The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair

U.S. Post Office

The nation's most mechanized mail service is in operation in a purely functional building put up by the Fair, and the public is invited to watch. A multitude of new sorting and handling machines enables the Post Office to deliver twice-a-day, six-day-a-week mail to all Fair exhibitors. A nine-foot-high ramp leads visitors through the working area, where they may watch the machines in operation while a recorded narration explains what is going on below.

Post Office and mailboxes

A collection of mail boxes from around the world lined the walkway leading into the pavilion. In a strange turn of events, this non-descript building is one of the few pavilions to have survived the Fair's demolition. It serves as a warehouse for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. (CD #61 Set 254 #25)



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