Washington MO 1922 post office, back on the closing list

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  Handle with Care: Saving Washington, Missouri’s Old Main Post Office By National Trust for Historic Preservation on August 18th, 2010 Written by Erica Stewart A nearly two-year campaign to save a downtown post office might seem a bit bewildering to a city dweller. I can set out in almost any direction from my home in northeast Washington, DC and find a … Read More

Welcome to Ye Olde Village Poste Office

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On July 26, 1775, the U.S. postal system was established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general.  In its profound wisdom, the Postal Service chose July 26 to release a list of 3,653 post offices that will it be studying for closure over the coming months.  The list even includes the B Free Franklin … Read More

Ben rolls over in his grave: B Free Franklin post office, on the chopping block

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Is nothing remotely sacred to the people in L'Efant Plaza?  Myfoxphilly.com is reporting that the B Free Franklin post office, one of the icons of American postal history, is on today's closure list: "The post office is at Franklin Square in Philadelphia's Independence Mall area and is adjacent to the U.S. Postal Service Museum. It is on the location of … Read More

Closings in the Heartland: Breaking down the Iowa closure list

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Iowa has about 960 post offices, and there are 180 on the closing list.  That’s almost 20% of Iowa’s post offices, and almost twice the national average of about 11% (3,600 out of 32,000).  And that's on top of the 80 or so already marked for closing.  Iowa Backroads is doing a fantastic job keeping track of all the closings … Read More