This building was the first free standing post office in Buffalo Gap. Just a few blocks away from where it stands now, this post office stood in the Postmaster’s front yard.
The Postmaster, Charlie McDonald, built this building in 1950 for about $600. Being Postmaster in the 1920’s was an important job and a great honor for anyone who managed to secure the job. You had to be appointed by the Postmaster General. People who wanted to be Postmaster would have to run their own campaigns and become figureheads of the community. The Postmasters of each town were able to keep the profit that their post office made.