Jan 7, 1915: New post office building ready

Courtesy photo: The Brookings post office opened for business at the corner of Fifth and Main in 1915.

Looking back ... In the words of The Brookings Register:

Brookings’ long-delayed new government building is ready for occupancy at last. The bill for a government building in Brookings was introduced by Hon. Philo Hall of this city in 1908. An appropriation was made at that time for the site, and this was followed later by a larger appropriation for the building. It was not until the spring of 1913, though, that work was started. Further delays in construction pushed the opening date to this week.

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