As The Lorain Journal of Sept. 14, 1949 (shown above) notes, the station was still awaiting the arrival of some of its equipment, and would not offer complete postal service to customers yet. But carriers were going to work out of the building beginning on Sept. 16, and it was expected to be full-service in time for the Christmas rush.
Charles H. Tope, a Lorain postal employee for 31 years (and a carrier in Lorain since 1918) was to be the superintendent of the facility.
****Fast-forward sixty years, and the U.S. Post Office is continuing to fight for its survival in this age of emails, texting, Amazon.com and the fact that most people don't write and mail letters any more. Making the Post Office put aside $8 billion each year towards retirees' health care benefits doesn't help its financial situation either.
Sadly, the South Lorain station eventually became a victim of the U.S. Post Office's downsizing efforts. It closed in early September 2011, despite an effort by local citizens and government to save it. Sheffield Lake's branch – the one that I patronized – was closed that same year (which I wrote about here).
Today, the former South Lorain post office is home to Lorain Tool Enterprises.