Weekend of historic tours in Globe

Photo by Carol Broeder

Historic Downtown Globe was alive with tourists and locals, as the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Globe Historic Downtown Association hosted the Historic Home and Building Tour as well as the Cemetery Tour. There were also tours of the Historic 1910 Jail and the U.S. Post Office.

Pictured is Longtime U.S. Postal Service employee Justin Brandt, who gave tours of the Globe Post Office on Saturday, April 6.

As a volunteer, Brandt has been giving tours for more than 30 years. He has also made a former federal grand jury room into a small postal service museum, having collected vintage Post Office equipment and memorabilia for more than 30 years.

Built in 1927, the Post Office building was formerly a federal courtroom, U.S. Marshall’s office and U.S. Attorney’s office. The building also housed Globe’s first Social Security office, Department of Immigration and IRS office, as well as acting as a fallout shelter. Brandt is pictured in his museum, holding a photo of postal service delivery by mule in the Grand Canyon.


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