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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Acton

13 Dec 1887

 

Agoura

18 May 1927

 

Alamitos

24 Feb 1906

Rescinded 28 Jan 1907

Alamitos Bay

29 Nov 1904

Rescinded 20 May 1905

Alhambra

24 Feb 1885

1 Jan 1909 Br Los Angeles

 

21 Oct 1924

1 Jan 1925 Br Los Angeles

 

01 May 1925

 

Almondale Fr Myrtle

18 Feb 1895

Chg rescinded 4 Apr 1895

Alolia

01 Jun 1916

11 Nov 1916 to Ridge View

Alosta

25 Apr 1883

29 Apr 1887 to Glendora

 

28 Sep 1888

23 Jun 1899 M Glendora

Altadena

18 Sep 1894

31 Jan 1920 Br Pasadena

 

01 May 1937

 

Amargo

07 Apr 1880

23 Jun 1884 M Los Angeles

Anaheim

19 Jun 1861

Into Orange Co.

Andrews Station Fr Lyon's Station

06 Aug 1875

27 Mar 1879

Arcadia

29 Feb 1888

 

Arch Beach

21 Jun 1889

Into Orange Co.

Artesia

01 May 1882

15 Oct 1902

 

09 Jun 1906

 

Avalon

27 Jul 1889

 

Azusa

24 Jan 1874

 

Bairdstown

07 Jul 1904

30 Sep 1914 Sta Los Angeles

Baldwin Park Fr Vineland

17 Jul 1907

 

Bell Fr Obed

03 May 1898

 

Bellflower

11 Jun 1910

 

Beverly

17 Oct 1907

20 Mar 1911 to Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

20 Mar 1911

 

Beverly Glen

26 Sep 1913

29 Feb 1916 M Beverly Hills

Bighorn

06 Dec 1904

31 Jan 1908 M Shoemaker

Bolsa

26 Feb 1886

Into Orange Co.

Brentwood Park

28 Apr 1908

31 May 1909 M Soldiers Home

Buena Park

22 Aug 1887

Into Orange Co.

Burbank

03 Nov 1887

 

Burnett

03 Jun 1897

28 Feb 1929 M Long Beach

Cahuenga

19 Apr 1881

14 Sep 1886

 

15 Jul 1904

31 Dec 1907 M Los Angeles

Calabasas

02 Nov 1888

1 Oct 1897

 

09 Mar 1898

 

Canoga Park Fr Owensmouth

01 Mar 1931

 

Capistrano

05 Jun 1867

Into Orange Co.

Carbondale

11 May 1881

29 Jan 1884 M Santa Ana

Carey

02 Jul 1927

15 Mar 1928 M Saugus

Carmenita

16 Apr 1887

30 Nov 1892 M Norwalk

Casa Desierto Fr Redman

16 Mar 1914

31 Aug 1922 M Lancaster

Casa Verdugo

27 Mar 1906

31 Oct 1931 Br Los Angeles

Castiac

15 Sep 1894

20 Aug 1895 M Surrey

 

13 Apr 1917

 

Centinela Fr Port Ballona

24 Jul 1889

27 Dec 1895 to Inglewood

Centro

31 Dec 1885

12 Jan 1888 to Gladstone

Cerritos

31 Dec 1888

20 Dec 1889

 

09 Jul 1902

15 Apr 1903 M Compton

Charter Oak

23 Jun 1899

31 Mar 1954 M Covina

Chatsworth

03 Apr 1890

 

Citrus

23 May 1878

21 Jul 1887 M Covina

Claremont

29 Aug 1887

 

Clearwater

04 Feb 1888

31 Jul 1948 Sta Paramount

Cold Brook

25 Apr 1911

14 Oct 1916 M Azusa

Colegrove

13 Mar 1888

31 Dec 1907 M Los Angeles

Compton

06 Jul 1869

 

Cornell

17 Oct 1912

 

Corvallis

08 Nov 1875

4 Apr 1877 to Norwalk

County Farm

16 Apr 1908

22 Jan 1918 to Deering

Change Rescinded

22 Jun 1918

17 Jul 1918 to Hondo

Covina

14 Jun 1887

 

Culver City

15 Jan 1915

 

Daices

03 Oct 1891

5 Apr 1899 to Liberty

Deering Fr County Farm

22 Jun 1918

Change rescinded

Del Sur Fr Maynard

27 Dec 1890

15 Dec 1925 M Lancaster

Dolgerville

18 Apr 1904

31 Jan 1909 Sta Los Angeles

Downey Fr Los Nietos

03 Jul 1876

 

Duarte

07 Apr 1882

 

Dundee

13 Oct 1887

31 Aug 1909 M Burbank

Earlham

02 Mar 1887

25 Jan 1888 to El Modena

East Pasadena

19 Sep 1887

23 Dec 1896

 

13 Sep 1904

30 Jun 1907 M Pasadena

East San Pedro

16 Apr 1906

30 Sep 1924 M Terminal

East Wilmington

10 Dec 1912

15 Aug 1918

 

02 Jul 1919

30 Sep 1921 M Wilmington

Echo Mountain

19 Oct 1893

29 Mar 1910 to Mount Low

Eldon

24 May 1892

17 Sep 1892 M Lancaster

Electric

03 Oct 1887

4 Sep 1891 to Pico Heights

Elizabeth Lake

09 Aug 1878

12 Apr 1892

 

03 Mar 1893

30 Apr 1918

 

09 Jun 1923

15 Aug 1925 M Lake Hughes

El Modena Fr Earlham

25 Jan 1888

Into Orange Co.

El Monte Fr Monte

05 Jan 1875

 

El Segundo

19 Oct 1911

 

El Toro

29 May 1888

Into Orange Co.

El Venado

08 May 1914

15 Dec 1917 M Santa Monica

En Cino

07 Mar 1873

30 Apr 1877

Encino

22 Mar 1938

 

Fairmount

29 Jun 1888

29 Apr 1939 M Lancaster

Fairview

03 Apr 1888

Into Orange Co.

Fernando Fr San Fernando

01 Oct 1892

5 Aug 1905 to San Fernando

Firmin

29 Aug 1911

30 Nov 1912 to Point Firmin

Firth

03 Nov 1908

31 Aug 1909 M Hynes

Florence

29 Jan 1878

31 May 1918 M Los Angeles

Forster

08 Dec 1888

Into Orange Co.

Fort Tejon

15 Mar 1859

20 Sep 1862

Four Corners

11 Jul 1876

5 Feb 1878

Fullerton

24 Mar 1888

Into Orange Co.

Fulton Wells Fr Sulphur Wells

29 Apr 1879

23 Feb 1888 to Santa Fe Springs

Gardena

17 Apr 1890

 

Garden Grove

16 Mar 1877

Into Orange Co.

Garvalia

28 Nov 1898

31 May 1902 M San Gabriel

Garvanza

11 May 1887

30 Jun 1901 M Los Angeles

Girard

20 Jun 1938

1 Aug 1941 to Woodland Hills

Gladstone Fr Centro

12 Jan 1888

31 Aug 1892 M Azusa

Glendale Fr Mason

13 May 1891

31 Jan 1909 Sta Los Angeles

 

13 Dec 1909

 

Glendora Fr Alosta

29 Apr 1887

 

Gorman's Station

18 Dec 1877

23 Apr 1878

 

14 Jun 1878

25 Jan 1894 to Gorman Station

Gorman Station

25 Jan 1894

30 Jun 1896 M Neenach

Gorman

06 Nov 1896

10 Sep 1898 M Neenach

 

24 Feb 1904

30 Nov 1908

 

29 Jul 1915

 

Graham Station Fr Seal Garden

03 Aug 1911

31 May 1918 M Los Angeles

Green Meadows

19 Jan 1894

30 Aug 1902 M Compton

Harbor City

29 Dec 1916

 

Harold Fr Trego

19 Dec 1890

17 Sep 1894 to West Palmdale

 

13 Jul 1895

15 Jun 1901 M Palmdale

Hartford

30 Oct 1893

11 Dec 1895 to Lemon

Hawthorne

27 Oct 1908

 

Hermon

17 May 1904

30 Jun 1916 Sta Los Angeles

Hermosa

28 Nov 1882

8 Jan 1884 to South Pasadena

Hermosa Beach

13 Aug 1903

 

Highland Park

08 Mar 1892

30 Jun 1901 M Los Angeles

Highway Highlands

16 Jul 1925

15 Oct 1954 M La Crescenta

Holland

10 Mar 1894

Rescinded 6 Apr 1894

Hollydale

13 Oct 1926

 

Hondo Fr County Farm

17 Jul 1918

 

Howard Summit

08 Feb 1892

12 May 1902 to Loma Vista

Huntington Park Fr La Park

03 Mar 1906

30 Jun 1914

 

28 Feb 1925

 

Hyde Park (Hydepark)

17 Aug 1888

30 Jun 1924 M Los Angeles

Hynes

15 Jul 1898

1 Jan 1948 to Paramount

Inglewood Fr Centinella

27 Dec 1895

 

Irwindale

20 May 1899

 

Kiuneloa Fr Lamanda Park

01 Oct 1891

Chg Rescinded 30 Oct 1891

La Canada

11 Nov 1884

10 Aug 1888

 

13 Sep 1888

 

La Crescenta

23 Jul 1888

 

Lake Hughes

19 Jun 1925

 

Lamanda Park

13 Jul 1886

1 Oct 1891 to Kiuneloa

Fr Kiuneloa

30 Oct 1891

20 Jul 1894 to Lamanda

Lamanda

20 Jul 1894

1 Nov 1905 to La Manda Park

La Manda Park

01 Nov 1905

31 Jan 1920 Sta Pasadena

La Mirada

24 Apr 1895

 

Lancaster

17 Mar 1884

 

Lang

18 May 1881

10 Jul 1882

 

08 Jan 1883

15 Jun 1933 M Saugus

Lankershim Fr Toluca

17 Oct 1906

15 Aug 1927 to North Hollywood

La Park

25 Apr 1904

3 Mar 1906 to Huntington Park

La Verne

01 Mar 1888

13 Jul 1889 M Lordsburg

Fr Lordsburg

24 Jan 1918

 

La Vina

20 Jan 1915

15 Aug 1950 M Altadena

Lawndale

25 Aug 1906

 

Lemon Fr Hartford

11 Dec 1895

22 Dec 1908 to Walnut

Liberty Fr Daices

05 Apr 1899

15 Aug 1900 M Calabasas

Littlelands

14 May 1914

27 Jul 1916 to Tujunga

Little Rock (Littlerock)

06 Sep 1893

 

Llano

06 Jun 1890

15 Dec 1900 M Myrtle

 

23 Jan 1915

 

Loma Vista Fr Howard Summit

12 May 1902

30 Sep 1904 M Los Angeles

Lomita

07 Dec 1910

 

Long Beach (Longbeach)

25 Jan 1885

 

*Lopez

07 Aug 1894

7 Feb 1896 M Angels Camp

Lordsburg

15 Jun 1887

24 Jan 1918 to La Verne

Los Angeles(os)

09 Apr 1850

 

Los Nietos

14 Jun 1867

3 Jul 1876 to Downey

 

29 May 1891

15 Nov 1904 M Whittier

 

17 Dec 1924

31 Jan 1954 M Whittier

Lynwood

18 Apr 1922

 

Lyon's Station

19 Jun 1874

6 Aug 1875 to Andrews Station

Machado

23 Dec 1874

16 Nov 1875

 

07 Jun 1878

10 Sep 1887 to Palms

Malibu

13 May 1922

Rescinded 18 Aug 1922

 

01 May 1947

 

Manhattan

24 Jan 1903

1 Nov 1927 to Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

01 Nov 1927

 

Manzana

12 Feb 1892

15 Apr 1908 M Neenach

Mar Vista

14 Feb 1925

15 Oct 1954 Sta Los Angeles

Mason

26 Feb 1886

13 May 1891 to Glendale

Maynard

19 Jun 1884

27 Dec 1890 to Del Sur

Maywood

01 Jul 1934

 

McPherson

02 Jun 1886

Into Orange Co.

Moneta

05 May 1890

31 Aug 1944 Sta Gardena

Monrovia

16 Jul 1886

 

Monte

17 Dec 1853

5 Jan 1875 to El Monte

Montebello

31 May 1902

29 Jun 1897

 

24 Jan 1913

 

Monterey Park

01 Jul 1937

 

Montrose

21 Jun 1923

 

Mount Lowe Fr Echo Mountain

29 Mar 1910

30 Jun 1937 M Pasadena

Mount Wilson

21 Jun 1904

 

Moyle

12 Jul 1900

30 Apr 1903 M

Myrtle

26 Mar 1891

18 Feb 1895 to Almondale

Fr Almondale

04 Apr 1895

15 Apr 1902 M Littlerock

Neenach

13 Jul 1888

31 Aug 1929 M Fairmount

Nesmer City

03 Oct 1929

”Not opened”

†Newbury Park

16 Jul 1875

From and into Ventura co.

Newhall

16 Jan 1877

 

Newport

26 Oct 1875

19 Apr 1876

 

25 May 1882

Into Orange Co.

North Hollywood Fr Lankershim

15 Aug 1927

 

North Los Angeles Fr Zelzah

01 Jul 1929

1 Nov 1938 to Northridge

North Pomona

10 Jan 1891

31 Mar 1907 M Pomona

Northridge Fr North Los Angeles

01 Nov 1938

 

Norwalk Fr Corvallis

04 Apr 1877

 

Obed

04 Jun 1892

3 May 1898 to Bell

Oceanpark

20 Jul 1899

30 Apr 1914 M Santa Monica

Olive

02 Feb 1887

Into Orange Co.

Olive View

13 Jul 1923

 

Orange

01 Sep 1873

Into Orange Co.

Owensmouth

26 Oct 1912

1 Mar 1931 to Canoga Park

Pacific Palisades

06 Oct 1924

 

Pacoima

02 Jun 1888

5 Jul 1888 “no papers”

 

06 Mar 1915

 

Palmdale Fr Palmenthal

13 Aug 1890

29 May 1899 M West Palmdale

Fr West Palmdale

01 Aug 1899

 

Palmenthal

07 Jun 1888

13 Aug 1890 to Palmdale

Palms Fr Machado

10 Sep 1887

15 Feb 1927 Sta Los Angeles

Palos Verdes

13 Jul 1880

8 Dec 1880

Palos Verdes Estates

19 Aug 1925

 

Paramount Fr Hynes

01 Jan 1948

 

Pasadena

15 Mar 1875

30 Dec 1875

 

21 Sep 1876

 

Pearblossom

22 May 1934

 

Perry

22 Mar 1905

30 Sep 1916 M Redondo Beach

Petroliopolis

17 Apr 1867

6 Dec 1871

Pico

02 Feb 1925

 

Pico Heights Fr Electric

04 Sep 1891

10 Sep 1897 M Los Angeles

Pinchot

01 Dec 1908

31 May 1911 M Fairmount

Pisgah Grande

12 Oct 1915

15 Oct 1920 M Santa Susana

Playa del Rey

12 May 1904

30 Oct 1914 M Venice

Point Firmin Fr Firmin

30 Nov 1912

15 Apr 1917 M San Pedro

Polley

05 Dec 1896

Rescinded 17 Feb 1897

Pomona Fr Spadra

04 Aug 1875

 

Port Ballona

13 Sep 1887

24 Jul 1889 to Centinela

Port Los Angeles

11 Jan 1897

30 Apr 1908 M Santa Monica

Prospect Park

27 Mar 1888

31 Dec 1907 M Los Angeles

Puente

15 Sep 1884

 

Quail

31 Oct 1898

30 Sep 1902 M Neenach

Ramona

07 Jul 1887

1 Apr 1895 M Alhambra

Ranchito

12 Nov 1877

3 Nov 1886 M Downey

Ravena City

14 Oct 1868

6 Dec 1871

Ravena

17 Dec 1875

29 Aug 1876 to Ravenna

Ravenna

20 Aug 1876

30 Jan 1877

 

16 Sep 1878

9 Sep 1895 M Acton

Redcastle

30 Jan 1895

5 Sep 1895 M Tropico

Redman

18 Apr 1908

16 Mar 1914 to Casa Desierto

Redondo Beach

15 Jul 1889

31 May 1894 to Redondo

Redondo

31 May 1894

20 Jan 1909 to Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach

20 Jan 1909

 

Reseda

09 May 1922

 

Ridge View Fr Alolia

11 Nov 1916

15 Aug 1918 M Castaic

Rivera

13 Mar 1888

 

Roberts

15 Jan 1912

31 Jul 1916 M Burbank

Roberts Camp

04 Nov 1922

15 May 1933 M Sierra Madre

Roosevelt

26 Dec 1902

15 Aug 1925 M Lake Hughes

Roscoe

15 Jan 1924

1 Jan 1949 to Sun Valley

Rosecrans

02 Jul 1888

10 Jan 1890

Rosemead

01 Sep 1927

 

Rowland

29 Apr 1903

31 Oct 1904 M Puente

San Bernardino

03 Sep 1852

Into San Bernardino Co.

Sandberg

22 Apr 1918

25 Jul 1944 M Lake Hughes

San Dimas

07 Jan 1888

 

San Fernando

15 Jan 1873

26 Jan 1876 to Tunnel

 

31 Jan 1876

1 Oct 1892 to Fernando

Fr Fernando

05 Aug 1905

 

San Gabriel

26 Jul 1854

 

San Padro (Pedro)

03 Feb 1854

2 Feb 1864

San Pedro

09 Oct 1882

 

Santa Ana

05 Jul 1890

Into Orange Co.

Santa Anita

16 Dec 1886

15 Jul 1910

 

19 Jun 1914

29 Feb 1940 M Arcadia

Santa Fe Springs Fr Fulton Wells

23 Feb 1888

 

Santa Monica

19 Jul 1875

 

Saugus Fr Surrey

04 Sep 1915

 

Savannah

20 Jan 1876

15 Jun 1900 San Gabriel

Sawtelle

24 Oct 1899

15 Nov 1929 M Los Angeles

Seal Garden

28 Apr 1908

3 Aug 1911 to Graham Station

Sepulveda

21 Jul 1928

30 Jun 1948 Br San Fernando

Shermanton

03 Jun 1896

13 Oct 1899 to Sherman

Sherman

13 Oct 1899

15 Feb 1927 Br Los Angeles

Shoemaker

21 Dec 1901

4 Aug 1910 to Valyermo

Shorb

07 Jun 1895

15 Mar 1909 M Los Angeles

Sierra Madre

18 Sep 1882

 

Silverado

27 Aug 1878

22 Jan 1883 M Carbondale

Simons

14 Jan 1908

30 Apr 1934 M Montebello

Sink Fr Tejon

17 Aug 1859

14 Feb 1861

Soldiers Home

26 Jul 1889

30 Jun 1915 M Sawtelle

South Gate

01 May 1929

 

South Los Angeles

20 Mar 1891

10 Sep 1897 M Los Angeles

South Pasadena Fr Hermosa

08 Jan 1884

31 Dec 1907 M Los Angeles

 

01 Apr 1927

 

Spadra

03 Jan 1868

4 Aug 1875 to Pomona

 

27 Aug 1875

 

Sulphur Wells

10 Oct 1878

29 Apr 1879 to Fulton Wells

Sunland

02 Apr 1887

 

Sun Valley Fr Roscoe

01 Jan 1949

 

Surrey

03 Aug 1891

4 Sep 1915 to Saugus

Swartout

08 Oct 1926

31 Aug 1942 M Wrightwood

Tarzana

13 Nov 1930

 

Tejon

17 Jul 1857

17 Aug 1859 to Sink

Temple

29 Oct 1924

1 Oct 1928 to Temple City

Temple City

01 Oct 1928

 

Terminal

15 Mar 1898

12 Dec 1924 to Terminal Island

Terminal Island

12 Dec 1924

30 Sep 1943 M San Pedro

Thompson

29 Feb 1888

30 May 1903 M Surrey

Tierra Alta

15 May 1886

12 Oct 1886 “No papers”

Toluca

26 May 1893

17 Oct 1906 to Lankershim

Topanga

07 Mar 1908

 

Torrance

16 May 1912

 

Trego

01 Jul 1884

19 Dec 1890 to Harold

Tropico

31 Mar 1888

31 Mar 1912 Br Los Angeles

Tuhunga

05 Jan 1885

3 Mar 1894 M Fernando

Tujunga Fr Littlelands

27 Jul 1916

 

Tunnel Fr San Fernando

26 Jan 1876

16 Aug 1876

Tustin City

28 Oct 1872

Into Orange Co.

Universal City

24 Apr 1915

 

University

15 Nov 1882

10 Sep 1897 Sta Los Angeles

Valyermo Fr Shoemaker

04 Aug 1910

14 Feb 1920 M Llano

 

06 Feb 1930

 

Van Nuys

14 Jul 1911

 

Venice

08 Feb 1905

 

Verdugo

14 Mar 1884

30 Sep 1902 M Los Angeles

Verdugo City

10 Dec 1924

 

Vernondale

25 Jan 1888

10 Sep 1897 M Los Angeles

Villa Park

20 Mar 1888

Into Orange Co.

Vincent

29 Dec 1892

22 Aug 1896 M Harold

Vineland

07 Feb 1887

17 Jul 1907 to Baldwin Park

Voltaire

17 Jan 1912

30 Nov 1922 M Neenach

Vultee Field

10 Apr 1940

30 Apr 1942 Br Downey

Walnut Fr Lemon

22 Dec 1908

 

Walteria

18 Sep 1926

30 Sep 1954 M Torrance

Watts

10 Aug 1904

28 Feb 1921 Br Los Angeles

Westgate

19 Jun 1909

30 Jun 1915 M Sawtelle

West Glendale

18 May 1888

31 Mar 1893

West Los Angeles

05 Sep 1923

15 Feb 1926 M Sawtelle

Westminster

22 Oct 1874

Into Orange Co.

West Palmdale Fr Harold

17 Sep 1894

1 Aug 1899 to Palmdale

Whittier

18 Oct 1887

 

Willowbrook

16 Apr 1906

31 Oct 1849 Br Compton (Date seems to be in error.+)

Wilmington

23 Apr 1864

 

Wilsona

17 Nov 1917

31 Aug 1933 M Lancaster

Winnetka

01 Apr 1947

 

Wiseburn

04 Apr 1891

10 Oct 1891

 

29 Jul 1896

14 May 1906

Woodland Hills Fr Girard

01 Aug 1941

 

Workman

06 Aug 1878

9 Dec 1878

 

20 Jun 1892

16 Jan 1893

 

22 Jun 1898

31 Dec 1904

 

20 Oct 1911

15 Apr 1913 M Downey

Yorba

30 Jun 1880

7 Jun 1881

 

03 Feb 1888

Into Orange Co.

Zelzah

18 Dec 1911

1 Jul 1929 To North Los Angeles

 

 

*Lopez being in Los Angeles County, and Angels Camp in distant Calaveras County, the note “Mail to Angels Camp” is obviously an error.

†Newbury Park was established in Ventura County in 1875. The site was changed into Los Angeles County in 1878 or 1882, and back to Ventura County, apparently in 1883.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 70-84. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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