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Old 09-13-2019, 10:31 PM
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One thing I wanted to mention was the width of the hallways we went through on the tour of the main building.

I don't want to say that they were narrow but, how should I say this...

...two male adult rocketeers could not walk down the hallway side-by-side
(You get what I am implying here ).

I looked up at the false ceiling and noticed several sections were missing or damaged. I could see conduit that ran above/behind the ceiling panels.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:51 PM
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After the tour group made the 90 degree left turn down the hallway we were headed for an exit door.

As we headed for this door, on the left side of the hallway were two sliding wooden doors.
The doors looked old and appeared not to have been moved in quite a while.

It turns out that these doors were the entrance to the Penrose post office in the past.

During the heyday of Estes mail-orders the company was doing so much shipping and receiving so much mail (Orders) that the United States Postal Service worked with Estes to establish a Post Office right in the main Estes building when it was under construction.
We were told it was a fully functional post office offering all services.

(Can you imagine being a 'rocket-kid' in nearby Colorado Springs and always bugging your parents to take you to the Post Office ).

This is the kind of stuff I love to learn about. It would be nice if someone at Estes would write up the story behind this and include some pictures. (Hint, hint)
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