Rogers Park Post Office

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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

After Annexation

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. 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.

RPWRHS photo C042-DN-094214 shows Post Office - 7625 N. Paulina Street. Circa 1930.

RPWRHS photo K003-0101 shows the staff of the post office posing for a group photo in 1930 at Lunt Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue. None of the people are identified.

RPWRHS photo M009-0231 shows postal employees standing in front of the Rogers Park Post Office on the northeast corner of Greenleaf Avenue and Clark Street in the 1900s.

RPWRHS photo R044-0172 shows the staff of the post office posing for a group photo circa 1920 at Lunt Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue.

RPWRHS photo T001-0203 shows post card from Mary Thiry to Mrs. John Everhard in 1915. Postmark is Rogers Park Station.