United States Postal Service-Downtown
The downtown post office is not just a place to mail packages and send snail mail. It is the site of the nation's first open-air post office, and listed on the federal Register of Historic Places. The designation should come as no surprise for a city largely founded a century ago for tourists and snowbirds. With Italian-inspired architecture, archways and intricate metal work, the building is an artifact from a wealthier era downtown, when a trip to the post office was a special outing to get letters and hear news from relatives and friends far away. A portion of the building was enclosed and air-conditioned in 1969.
- Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm; Sat-Sun, closed
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1916
- What makes this community special?: This is yet another example of St. Pete's attention to preserving and recognizing its history.
- Parking: On-street: free, On-street: metered
- Stamp machine: Yes
- P. O. boxes: Yes
- Packaging sold: Yes