Poznan Postal Directorate

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Friedrichstrasse with post office in Posen (1906)

The Oberpostdirektion Posen was an intermediate authority of the postal administration in Poznan and existed from January 1, 1850 with the formation of Oberpostdirektion in Prussia until the Wielkopolska Uprising in 1919 , since with the ratification of the Versailles Treaty, Poznan was annexed to the re-established Polish state without a prior referendum.

From 1869 the postal administration business for the administrative district Bromberg was also transferred . From 1939, after the German occupation , it was re-established under the direction of OPR Fritz Richter and continued as Reichspostdirektion (RPD) until the end of the war in 1945.

The first post office had been in the old town since 1798. A new post and telegraph building in the neo-renaissance style with a dome (architect Heinrich Koch) was built on this site between 1872 and 1881 . In 1936 the interior was remodeled according to the design by Adam Ballenstedt (1880-1943), with the post and telecommunications departments being modernized for this period. Work continued during World War II and gave the building its current appearance.

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