|Post Office, Prior to Opening on a Monday Morning|
Sierra Madre's first Postmaster was a man by the name of Professor E.T. Pierce. He was also our first school teacher, before the arrival of Mrs. Chloe B. Jones.
The Pierce family arrived in Sierra Madre in 1881, having purchased a 20 acre parcel of land. At that time, the nearest post office was in San Gabriel, and when there were enough families to warrant it, John Richardson was hired to carry the mail twice a week. The mail was then placed on the Pierce's dining room table, where families came to pick it up at their convenience.
Once the settlement was given the official name of "Sierra Madre," our Federal Post Office was established on September 18, 1882. Professor Pierce was named Postmaster (at $150 per year!), and William Robinson became the official mail carrier. At that point, the office was moved to Mr. Robinson's house, at 65 N. Baldwin, which is now the home of the Lunch Salon.
Since 1882, our Post Office has been housed in seven different locations, until its final arrival at its permanent home, in 1964.