Old Post Office

[Old Post Office]

Address: 815 Olive St.

Lease signed on May 3, 2004.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony: January 19, 2006.
Classes held Spring 1 2006.

The Old Post Office (formerly known as the U.S. Custom House and Post Office) was built from 1873 to 1884 at a cost of about $6.5 million. The structure was originally designed by Aflred B. Mullet who was also responsible for the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. The Old Post Office is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Webster University opened its first downtown campus at 326 N. Broadway in 1974. In 1986, classes moved to the Lammert Building at 911 Washington Avenue. The Old Post Office location opened for Webster classes in Spring 2006.

References

Bunte, Lindy. (2002, March 7). Another OPO plan revealed. The Journal, vol. 51, no. 8, p. 1-2.
Bunte, Lindy. (2002, January 24-30). Fate of campus hangs on Century Building. The Journal, vol. 51, no. 2, p. 1-2.
Burleson, Erica. (2000, April 13). Faculty Senate supports OPO pending details. The Journal, vol. 47, no. 11, p. 1, 4.
Burleson, Erica. (2000, November 16-29). OPO decision expected soon. The Journal, vol. 48, no. 12, p. 1-2.
Burris, Claudia. (2006, Summer). Revitalizing downtown St. Louis. Webster World, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 2-5.
Cantu, Leslie. (2003, February 6). Downtown campus plan moving forward. The Journal, vol. 53, no. 3, p. 1.
Cantu, Leslie. (2003, April 17). Plans for OPO taking shape. The Journal, vol. 53, no. 12, p. 1-2.
Galloway, Bob. (2000, March 23). Task force favors Old Post Office acquisition. The Journal, vol. 47, no. 8, p. 1, 3.
Kleinow, Jonathan. (2004, November 11-17). Historic building falls for OPO. The Journal, vol. 56, no. 11, p. 1.
Kleinow, Jonathan. (2004, September 2). Meyers signs lease for Old Post Office. The Journal, vol. 56, no. 1, p. 1.
Kleinow, Jonathan. (2005, April 11-14). Tour showcases OPO. The Journal, vol. 57, no. 11, p. A6.
Martin, Ryan. (2006, January 26-February 1). OPO open for business. The Journal, vol. 59, no. 1, p. 1-2.
McGlenn, Karen. (2005, September 8-14). Old Post Office campus shaping up. The Journal, vol. 58, no. 3, p. 2.
Muzslay, Leigh. (2000, December 7-13). Webster likely to move to OPO. The Journal, vol. 48, no. 14, p. 1-2.
Schmitt, Tim. (1999, February 4). Old Post Office inquiry continues. The Journal, vol. 45, no. 3, p. 3.
Schmitt, Tim. (1998, Septmeber 10-16). Postage stamps vs. student ID's: Will the Old Post Office be the next site of Webster expansion? The Journal, vol. 44, no. 2, p. 1, 5.
Smith, Melissa. (2003, December 11). Board of Trustees votes to extend OPO deadline. The Journal, vol. 54, no. 13, p. 3.
Smith, Melissa. (2003, November 6). Century Building at center of debate. The Journal, vol. 54, no. 9, p. 1,3.
Smith, Melissa. (2003, September 4). OPO moves ahead despite obstacles. The Journal, vol. 54, no. 1, p. 1-2.
Smith, Melissa. (2003, October 9). OPO rumors run rampant. The Journal, vol. 54, no. 6, p. 1-2.
Smith, Melissa. (2004, February 5). Webster considers reducing OPO space. The Journal, vol. 55, no. 4, p. 3.
Wallus, Sarah. (1999, November 11). Meyers forms task force regarding usage for Old Post Office. The Journal, vol. 46, no. 11, p. 3.
Wallus, Sarah. (1999, November 18-December 1). Meyers' trip with civic group examines ways to revitalize city. The Journal, vol. 46, no. 12, p. 1, 4.
Wallus, Sarah. (1999, December 2). Old Post Office task force deals with feasibility study. The Journal, vol. 46, no. 13, p. 5.
Wallus, Sarah. (2000, March 2). Old Post Office task force prepares for recommendation. The Journal, vol. 47, no. 6, p. 3.
Wallus, Sarah. (2000, February 24). Student government questions Old Post Office acquisition plans. The Journal, vol. 47, no. 5, p. 3.

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