Post Tavern

Monday, May 18, 2015 0 No tags Permalink


My amazing cousin Angie sent me this card, featuring the Post Tavern in Battle Creek. Postmarked June 5, 1914 using a green 1 cent Washington stamp. It was mailed to Miss Mabel Shrestall in Tipton Iowa. I’ve scanned the back, for your viewing pleasure.


The original Post Taven was opened in 1901, a six-story hotel with 135 rooms. The ten-story addition was built in 1913, near when John thought it was the swellest hotel he ever was in.The oldest part of the tavern and the bridge across the street were torn down in 1960. I snagged this screenshot from Google News:

None of the original Post Tavern exists now. Angie, thank you so much for this awesome postcard!

More Battle Creek here:

Battle Creek Sanitarium

Hart Hotel

Sandstone Motel


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