Rogers Park Post Office
Also see: West Ridge Post Office
The Application Statement for a Rogers Park Post Office was made on March 23, 1873. The location of the proposed facility was on Chicago-Milwaukee Route No. 11401 on the Chicago & North Western Railway. This was a point 1-1/2 miles north of the Havelock Post Office at the Rose-Hill Station.
The Chicago & North Western, as contractor carried mail 12 times per week. Except for a village population of 200, researchers will find the remainder of the application is no longer legible.
The first postmaster was Andrew Jackson.
NAME . . . . . . . . . . . . TERM
Andrew Jackson 7/2/1873-6/14/1880
George W. Carpenter 6/15/1880-12/27/1885
Della Bremer 12/28/1885-9/18/1889
Jacob T. Moss 9/19/1889-6/6/1894
When the Rogers Park Post Office finally came under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Post Office, it was classified as a "station." It was designated "STATION Y (Rogers Park)". Its first location was on Greenleaf Avenue at Clark Street.
It moved to 4796 N. Clark Street at Lunt Avenue where it remained until 1904.
Station Y Superintendents
Station Y superintendents included:
C.H. Wharton (1894)
Fred Sachse (1897)
Ebenezer J. Beach (1898)
Renamed Rogers Park Post Office
During 1899, the letter names for stations were dropped and Station Y became Rogers Park Station, once again. Alfred R. Heckman was the first to lead the renamed Rogers Park Station. And, Herman Lieb took over in 1904.
In 1901-09 the Rogers Park Post Office was located at 4796 N. Clark Street
In 1910-1914, the Rogers Park Post Office was located at 7001 N. Clark Street
In 1915, the Rogers Park Post Office was located at: 1773 W. Lunt Avenue
In 1923, 1774-76 Lunt Avenue, Postmaster: Anton W. Nelson
Postal Rates and Delivery Option
SPECIAL DELIVERY. Special letters and packages are delivered throughout the city every day in the year between 7 a. m. and 11 p. m. Special delivery letters and packages addressed to newspapers, hotels and clubs in the downtown district are delivered at all hours of the day or night.
OFFICE HOURS. Postmaster's Office, 8:30 a. m. to 5 p. m. Supt. Mails, 8:30 a. m. to 5 p. m. Supt. Delivery, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Money Order Division, 8:30 a. m.to 5 p. m. Registered Letter Division, 8 a .m. to 6 p. m. Wholesale Stamp Section, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Retail Stamp Section, open day and night.
Carriers' Section for Delivery of Mail, 7:15 a. m. to 6 p. m., except Sundays. General Delivery, open day and night. Civil Service Board, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
RPWRHS photo C002-0102 shows Julius G. Sorens, who was one of the first letter carriers in Rogers Park in 1896. He is shown standing on the steps of a home on his route. Note: 4705 was the address in the old numbering system which changed in 1909 (currently 6900 block). Street name is not given.