Montgomery Blair:
A Postal Revolution and a Political Upheaval


Blair Steps In

Post Office Department building, Washington, DC
This building served as postal headquarters when Blair became the nation’s 23rd postmaster general in 1861. It was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. Construction began in 1839. In 2002 it was turned into a hotel.
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This building served as postal headquarters when Blair became the nation’s 23rd postmaster general in 1861. It was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. Construction began in 1839. In 2002 it was turned into a hotel.

This building served as postal headquarters when Blair became the nation’s 23rd postmaster general in 1861. It was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. Construction began in 1839. In 2002 it was turned into a hotel.