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  • 701 Linden Ave.
    East Pittsburgh, PA 15112
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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U.S. Post Office - East Pittsburgh Branch (Nathan Velar Site)

Brief History

This is the post office branch where Nathan Velar served as the first black Postmaster in the United States. He was appointed in 1897 and held the post for 10 years. He later became an Allegheny County political leader and successful business man. The current structure was built in 1916.