National Register of Historic Places plaque presented at La Jolla, Calif., Post Office


La Jolla Light: The historic La Jolla, Calif., Post Office, located at 1140 Wall St., has seen a lot since its construction in 1935. Once a critical communication hub, the building has stood the test of time through the digital age. It has outlasted a threat of sale and felt the love of the community that rallied to support it.

And the morning of March 20, the La Jolla Post Office got a new badge of honor: a plaque to recognize its historicity. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013, and just got the plaque to prove it. Representatives from the La Jolla Historical Society and local government were on hand to celebrate the commendation.

Seonaid McArthur, chair of La Jolla Landmarks Group (a sub-committee of the La Jolla Historical Society) opened the plaque dedication with a few words: “Think about the time when this post office was completed (following the Great Depression). When it was built, it symbolized security. It was something constant, something permanent for the community at a time that was very scary. The architecture alone speaks to security, speaks of solidity.  Read more.