Ha Ha Tonka Post Office: Camdenton, MO

Year:

1872

From 1872 to 1937, this building served as the post office for the area currently encompassed by Ha Ha Tonka State Park near Camdenton, Missouri. Typical of public buildings in the Ozarks, the Ha Ha Tonka Post Office is a functional vernacular design with a front gable that is built of durable local limestone. In the late ninteenth century, the local postmaster was a woman, occupying one of the few federal jobs available to women at the time. The post office is the oldest surviving building in the park and is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Photographer:

Elizabeth Rosin