Friday, November 4, 2011
Bring back the pneumatic tube.....!!
The General Post Office building (GPO) which is listed as a heritage landmark building was officially opened in 1923 and regarded at that time as 'quite splendid'.. Oh how I would have loved to have seen this post office in it's hey day, 7 floors of thriving activity. Basement vaults and bulk parcels, 1st floor mail room. 2nd floor executive offices, 3rd floor State Engineer and operators of the telephone and telegram systems connected to the ground floor by pneumatic tubes HOW FANTASTIC!! I'm sure I should have been born a hundred years ago...oh wait.. !! I was haha! Now where was I before I got excited about the pneumatic tubes...4th and 5th floor taxation department, 6th floor Federal Depts and accommodation for Federal Ministers and last but not least the 7th floor which was the staff dining room, imagine the stories flying around there! The solid Jarrah floor and features are still there, but only a very small section is used as a post office, the rest as the bumph describes it has been 'spruced up with shops and restaurants'..yeh like we really need more of those.....!!
Posted by PerthDailyPhoto at 6:54 AM