I've worked 19 years for the United States Postal Service. The last 13 1/2 in the maintenance department. Most of the time I work in the main sorting facility here in Amarillo, Texas but at times I am dispatched to other small post offices in both the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles.
And not long ago I visited the facility in Pampa, Texas which is 55 miles northeast of Amarillo.
In all of my postal travels I have never seen a post office as cool as the one in Pampa.
Here is a shot of the front of the building.
and of the old style postal eagle in the stonework.
And of a topless woman.
No really. See the lady near the top of the ironwork. She really is topless.
An odd thing for a government building especially one located in the bible belt. Sorry for the poor picture quality, but all I had was my cell phone.
Inside the post office is all marble, iron, and ornate woodwork. Here is a shot of ceiling.
And another looking through some of the ironwork.
And the old antique style of post office boxes. Note the marble on the walls.
And a shot from the roof of the Spanish tiles.
A shot of Pampa from the rooftop of the post office. As you can see the town still has several brick streets.
And I'm including this last shot for all you postal haters out there. Yeah I know waiting in line can be a drag but the USPS still is the most economical, and best shipping option. Heck, with those boys in brown want their stuff to get there where to do they take it?
That's right to the post office.
The above shot was taken at the Pampa receiving dock but it is a daily thing for UPS to drop off packages for us to ship. Why? Because we do it cheaper and more efficiently than they are able to.
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