Old post office finds new life as restaurant
The old United States Post Office building, located on 225 Locust St., supplied service to Hudson for 56 years.
The lot it still stands on was purchased in 1939 for $9,000. The 4,500-square-foot structure cost a grand total of $70,000 to erect. The building was contracted by A.H. Proksch of Iron River, Mich.
It opened for postal use on June 1, 1940.
The cost of a First Class U.S. postage stamp in 1939 was 3 cents for the first ounce. It was raised from 2 cents in November of 1917. It stayed at that price until January 1952.
A 1940 edition of the Star-Observer said of the building, "It is believed that there are few buildings so well constructed and as completely equipped throughout as this new structure."
The post office moved up the hill to a new location on Heggen Street in 1996.
The site is currently under renovation for a new restaurant, The Postmark Grille, which is scheduled to open soon.