CAMBRIDGE POST OFFICE (1885)
Architect: Robert Boyce
Selected bibliographical references
Cambridge Independent Express 20 Sep 1884, p. 5; 5 Dec 1885, p. 5; 2 Jan 1886, p. 5
Opened: 12 Dec 1885
From: Cambridge Independent Press 5 Dec 1885, p. 5
This edifice, being now nearly completed for use, will be open for public inspection on Friday, Dec. 11. between 11 a.m. and 4 m. The basement contains the battery room and telegraph store room. On the ground floor is the public ball, the chief clerk’s room, and a sorting room of large dimensions, at the back of which, up a stone staircase, are the letter carriers’ retiring room and the postal clerks’ retiring room. On the first floor, in the front, is the postmaster’s room, the telegraph instrument room, the telegraph clerks’ retiring room, and a room for the telegraph boys. On the top floor are two spare rooms, which will be available for writing and storage ; also, a parlour, kitchen, and bedroom for the custodian. The Mayor has authorised the employment of several police-constables during the public inspection, who have authority to exclude or remove any person from the premises. Mr. Sanctuary, late sergeant of police, has been appointed custodian.