This post is part three in a series on September 11th and the postal service. Click for parts one, two, and four.
Mail destined for the World Trade Center (WTC) was processed by the Church Street post office located across the street. The WTC complex was so large that it encompassed two zip codes, 16,000 addresses and required ten letter carriers whose daily rounds were made within its corridors. I’d like to relate the story of one carrier, Emma Thornton, whose daily rounds took her through the upper floors of one of the twin towers.
This post is part two in a series on September 11th and the postal service. Click for parts one, three, and four.
The World Trade Center (WTC) was large enough to contain its own ZIP code, 10047. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, that code and another, also covering WTC buildings, 10048, were withdrawn from use out of respect.
This post is part one in a series on September 11th and the postal service. Click for parts two, three, and four.
Among the most somber objects in the museum’s collection are a collection of artifacts retrieved from New York City’s Church Street Station post office following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. This is the first in a series of four blogs that will reflect on the postal history of that terrible day 10 years ago.
The National Postal Museum remembers and honors the people employed in the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon, the emergency responders, airline passengers and others from all walks of life who were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.