The first occupants of Florida are the ancient Native Americans. Their primary sources of livelihood were farming, hunting, gathering, and fishing. Florida got its name from Juan Poncede Leon, who landed in the area during Easter, which the Spanish called “Pascua Florida.” “Pascua Florida” was the season of flowers/ the feast of flowers.
Florida joined the union on March 3, 1845, with its capital in Tallahassee, making it the 7th state. Due to its temperate climate and astonishing natural and dreamy beauty, it was nicknamed the sunshine state. The United States Postal Services(USPS) issued wonderful postage stamps that pay homage to Florida’s state symbols. They included the Florida state flower symbol, the orange blossom, and the state bird symbol; the mockingbird were both included on the state birds and flowers issue.
In the early 1890s, the construction of the Old Gallie post office took place. The post office is located at 1596 Highland Avenue in Melbourne. Official post office functions took place between the years 1900-1952. The building prides itself on a commemorative plaque.
Another historic post office listed by the United States National register of historic places is the David. W. Dyer Federal Building and US Courthouse. This post office’s location is at 300 Northeast 1st avenue in Miami. Its architects were Steward and Past.
The architects employed the renaissance Revival architectural styles. The three-story building has Corinthian columns, aluminum window frames, a carved marble frieze, and a spectacular entrance that has carved Floridiene buff marble. However, in 2016, the Miami Dade College signed a lease on the post office for 115 years.
Other historic post offices are Ansonia Main, Bridgeport Main, Mandarin Museum, Old Fort Pierce, among others. Currently, multiple post offices serve Florida residents. Most post offices are easily located using their zip codes; therefore, residents do not have to travel too far from their homes searching for a post office.
By using the postal locations website, it is easy to browse areas in Florida and find a post office, its information, and closing hours.