Golden Post Office

Address: 1600 Jackson St., Golden 80401

Much ground was excavated for this long-overdue modern post office for Golden, to be a 2-story steel, brick, and cinder block structure. Construction commenced in 1969, but in September a structural design flaw caused the building to collapse, killing 1 workman and injuring 4 others. The $600,000 project was scrapped, and Golden postmaster Carl Larned lamented "It seems like a new post office for Golden has been jinxed right from the start." Later he prophesied "There will never be a new post office in Golden". He would be right for 25 years.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Elevation: 5675
Source: "Golden Transcript", January 25, 1973; Interviews with Conrad E. Gardner
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012

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