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  • Photo of the setting of cornerstone with large crowd looking north of the Federal Building Post Office
  • Photo of flags and crowd that gathered for the Federal Building Cornerstone  Ceremony
  • winter photo of vacant lot that will become the site of the Post Office - Northwest corner
  • Looking over the vacant site that will become the Southwest corner of the Post Office
  • Northeast corner
  • Future site of the Post Office vacant lot as seen from Maple Street
  • Bare ground - Construction Site for the Post Office  as seen from Maple Street
  • Site work begins as seen with the leveling of the site for the foundation of the post office
  • View as seen from the alley of the future site of the post office grading begins
  • Workers are standing on top of sand bags for the footing test for the post office
  • A tarp is draped over the footing test for the post office as seen from the alley
  • Children gather to have their picture taken on top of the site work for the construction of the post office
  • The foundation work that has been completed is shown and workers are included in the photograph from September 2009
  • Footings southwest corner
  • View of the site with wooden boardwalk and barricades that shows the site and equipment used working on footings as seen from the north west corner
  • Base brickwork begins on the Southwest corner site includes equipment and wooden walkways used to access work site November 1909
  • Southwest corner base brickwork is beginning with a view of the site taken from the northwest corner, a young man is shown wearing a hat and vintage clothing from 1909
  • Southeast corner base brickwork is beginning on the southeast corner including a bricklayer and gentleman wearing a derby
  • Base brickwork progress as of December 1, 2009 on south side of post office as people overlook the site from Maple Street
  • Northeast corner snow covered
  • Two men are seen holding shovels standing in the snow of the site of the post office as seen on January 1, 1910
  • Historical photo of site of Post Office covered in snow with two children taken from the northeast corner overlooking the site
  • Historical photo of Post Office construction site taken in February 1910 showing the site with a child in the photo taken from the southwest corner
  • Historical photo taken in March 1910 showing the post office construction site covered in snow with a group of children and a dog in the photo taken from the southeast corner overlooking the site
  • Work on hold site still covered in snow March 1910
  • Construction in progress May 1910 historical photo of site activity with workers, horses and equipment as they begin work on the front steps
  • May 1910 form in place for the retaining wall with a construction worker and gentleman in a derby hat in the photo taken from the northwest corner
  • Two young girls one with a hat and the other with bows in her hair have their photo taken in front of the construction site of the post office showing the lower layer of stone in place taken from the northeast corner overlooking the site
  • Post Office construction site photo taken in June 1910 with two young girls in the foreground of the photo one is wearing a hat the other has bows in her hair and is holding an umbrella with the base layer of limestone in place
  • Limestone is in place up to the second story of the post office as seen in August 1910 photo taken from the Northeast Corner overlooking the site
  • Roof is on the Post Office September 1019 workers are seen working from rigging hanging from the balustrade of the building
  • Exterior work continues in September 1910 on the Post Office photo taken from the northwest corner shows the exterior, roof and chimney in place windows have yet been installed
  • Historical photo taken November 1910 showing the drive on the west side of the building, railing is in place where rings will be installed for tying up the horses
  • Historical photo from November 1910 shows the stairway for the Maple Street entrance in place railings, lights, windows and doors have not been installed three men are at the top  of the stairway in the photo
  • Photo taken December 1910 showing the post office as seen from Maple Street windows and doors have been installed and a banner hangs on the building that reads
  • Historical photo showing the west side of the Post Office taken December 1910 exterior work is nearing completion
  • Historical photo showing the second floor Interior  plaster in place, transom windows and door frames in place
  • Exterior historical photo showing the south west corner of the Post Office in winter with snow on the ground and a tool shed in the foreground
  • Historical photo taken in May 1911 showing the  second floor landing with the beautiful wooden stairway and railing  a man wearing a hat is in the photo holding a small dog
  • Historical photo of the parking area of the Post Office taken in May 1911 that sows the railings and west stairways there is a roller in the photo that was uses to level the area and a man is in the picture who is wearing a hat and holding a small dog
  • Last Historical Photo of the construction of the Post Office in this picture the building is complete and it shows a beautiful limestone building that will be a part of the history of Manistee for over 100 years

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