Fairview Post Office
(April 3, 1888 – May 15, 1903)
Fairview was a failed boom town in what is now the northern part of Costa Mesa. The post office was originally located in the local drug store; when it closed in 1890 the office moved to the Henderson Bros. store.
I. Wellington Gardner, 1888-1890
Wellington Gardner was one of the developers of Fairview; he was quite active in real estate during the “Boom of the ‘80s.”
Joseph S. Collings, 1890-1900
In 1890 the Henderson Bros. sold out to Collings & Wells and Joseph Collings became postmaster.
Albert Walker, 1900
Albert Walker served as postmaster for just six months.
Alfred Wells, 1900-1903
Alfred Wells was the other half of the firm of Collings & Wells. After the post office closed Collings sold out, and the store building burned in 1905.
(You can find more about Orange County’s post offices and postmasters here)