Tuck Shop at Essondale in 1950s

Designed originally for 1,800 clients, Essondale’s population peaked with 4,630 clients in the 1950s. The Essondale Post Office and Tuck Shoppe opened at this time along with many other service and maintenance buildings. The expansion of these services provided conveniences to clients and staff. They also added to the isolation of residents between Essondale and the broader society.