Downtown Grass Valley Ornament - The Old Post Office (2007)
This unique collection of Christmas ornaments celebrates the spirit of Downtown Grass Valley through its architecture! A new ornament is released every year in the fall, just in time for the holidays. This fun tradition began in 2004 when Howard Levine and the Downtown Grass Valley Association found an ornament manufacturer that specialized in custom made ornaments. Though the manufacturers have changed throughout the years, the tradition has not.
All the ornaments are made of brass, and with the exception of the Ore Cart and the Stamp Mill, the ornaments are colored with enamel, and come in a presentation box.
The Old Post Office ornament was introduced for fall 2007. "The Old Post Office was built in 1914 by the United States Government as the Grass Valley Post Office. From 1914 until 1984 the Post Office functioned for mail, package, and gold shipments from the many mines in the area. After the Post Office moved to East Main Street, the building operated as an Insurance Agency in the 1980's and as professional offices since October 1989."
The complete list of ornaments:
2004 : Holbrooke Hotel (sold out)
2005: Del Oro Movie Theater (sold out)
2006: Grass Valley Library Royce Branch
2007: Old Post Office
2008: Nevada County Bank (sold out)
2009: Foothill Flowers (sold out)
2010: Foothill Mercantile (sold out)
2011: The Union Square Building (sold out)
2012: Clock Tower (sold out)
2013: The Stamp Mill
2014: Ore Cart
2015: Episcopal Church
2016: Elks Lodge
2018: Tess'/Mill St Clothing Co.
2019: Heart & Home
2020: Yuba Blue