Historical Question about James Farley Post Office, NYC

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by slop, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. slop macrumors newbie

    slop

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    I wonder, why there is a inscription at the facade of the James Farley Post Office in Manhattan (near Madison Square Garden).

    You can read there:

    LOUIS XI MCCCCLXIV
    CREATED THE POSTE ROYALE
    FRANZ VON TAXIS MCCCCC
    IMPERIAL POSTMASTER

    (see attached photo)

    Who decided to place this text there and why? Has Franz von Taxis any connection to New York?
     

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    Louis XI introduced reintroduced a post system that would serve as a model for the modern one.

    von Taxis is considered to be the father of the modern postal system.

    I love history class...
     
  3. arkitect macrumors 601

    arkitect

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    Read Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49.

    All will be revealed… or maybe not…

    ;)

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