Old Post Office, 327 Abbot Rd. (1933)
Old Post Office, November 2003. Photo Credit: Kevin S. Forsyth.
The Old Post Office occupies the site of the “Olympic House,” an early society (i.e. fraternity) house.* It was built by the Public Works Administration and served as East Lansing’s main post office from 1934 to 1972. Beginning in 1974 it housed the “Pantree” restaurant, which closed in 1987 due to financial difficulties. The addition to the north was concurrently occupied by an office of the Secretary of State. In 1988 the post office became the Evergreen Grill, which thanks to rising rent and operational costs served its last customer on 31 December 2004. Since 2006 the building has been renovated as the Dublin Square Irish Pub.
Today, the East Lansing Post Office is located at 1140 Abbot Road.
Olympic Society House, formerly the home of Prof. W. S. Holdsworth, circa 1913. Photo Credit: Beal, p. 199.