HomeTown – 20 – Hey Mister Postman

HomeTown - 20 - Hey Mister Postman
Crown Graphic – Fuji Fujinon-W 1:5.6/125 – Ilford FP4+ @ ASA-64 – Pyrocat-HD (1+1+100) 8:00 @ 20C

There are several iconic buildings that sit along Milton’s main street. There’s the old City Hall, the Quality Green sign, the various churches, the Ivy Arms pub. But besides the churches, there has always been one building that drew my eye, the brick post office. While not the original Milton post office, that post office from 1836 is what earned Milton its name as decided by George Brown (who would become the town’s first Mayor). To the best of my knowledge that post office served until the brick one opened, its cornerstone laid in a grand ceremony in the summer of 1914. Located at the corner of Martin and Main Street it bears some resemblance to other post offices around Ontario built during the same era. The one thing that does strike me is that it bears no Royal Cypher. The post office moved operations to a far more boring building in 1980 and since then the old post office had a rotating selection of restaurants and professional buildings on the upper floors. I attended driver training in this building. Oddly enough I have always made a point to capture the wide-angle view of the building in this exact same position, I should make a point to capture some of the smaller details of the building which have been retained through all the renovations.

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