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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Palmyra Post Office

Picture of property 511 5th St.
Baldwin City (Douglas County)
Listed in State Register 2017-11-18

Architect: Unknown
Category: commerce
Thematic Nomination: Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail (Amended 2013)

Built in 1857, the old Palmyra Post Office is the only extant resource associated with the short-lived town of Palmyra. From June 1857 to May 1862, this building functioned as a post office along the Santa Fe Trail. The building was relocated at least three times since the early 1900s, finally settling into its current location in the 1980s. Although its relocation precludes its listing in the National Register, this building is important to the early history of Douglas County as a remaining resource from Palmyra and the Santa Fe Trail.

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