Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce, 15th St. side

Three Stories About the Department of Commerce Building

The Department of Commerce‘s massive, beast of a building is bound by Constitution Avenue (why is it named Constitution Avenue?), 14th St., Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th St. Construction finished and it opened in 1932, at the end of President Herbert...

E-COM letter (source: businessinsider.com)

Post Office Embraces “Electronic Mail” and E-COM

In 1982, the United States Post Office launched a new system dubbed E-COM (Electronic Computer-Originated Mail) as an attempt to adopt the nascent technology of electronic mail. Almost comical by today’s standard, but probably thought of as cutting edge at...