Whoops!! Workers Drop Historic Post Office

The iconic Seaside post office sustained minor damage to its columns and base when it was dropped during its relocation on Monday.

The building was scheduled to be moved around 11:30 a.m. — until it fell about 3 to 4 feet while being hoisted from its original foundation. The move was delayed until about 3 p.m.

Its new location is less than a block from its original road-side spot at 99 Central Square. It now sits between local shops The Art of Simple and Sundog Books/Central Square Records.

Pat Day, who said she is approaching her 33rd year as postmaster, said the office is one of the most photographed post offices in the country. Its relocation has been in the works since Seaside founder Robert Davis began developing the community.

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