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

Breaking News: The Closure List Is Out

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Here’s the list. The Postal Service has released the list of over 3,600 post offices that will be studied for closure over the coming months.  It’s organized state by state, and the USPS website provides only the office name, city, and ZIP code.   There’s no information about whether the location is an independent post office, station or branch; whether … Read More

The PMG’s “New Concept” Unveiled: Not so new, but what a concept

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The major media outlets are finally reporting, as we’ve known for several days now, that over 3,600 post offices are being targeted for closure in the Postal Service's new plan, but here’s the real news.  The Postal Service is also unveiling its “replacement strategy” for communities that lose their post office, and it turns out to be a “plan to have third-party … Read More

Optimizing Bethesda: Another New Deal post office, sold and soon to close

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Head west out of USPS headquarters in L’Enfant Plaza and take Wisconsin Avenue north, and in less than 30 minutes, if the traffic isn’t too bad, you’ll find yourself in one of the richest and most highly educated communities in the country, Bethesda, Maryland.  In the middle of town at 7400 Wisconsin Avenue you’ll discover one of the more beautiful … Read More

The Post Office Gets Its Day in Court

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The post office as a national institution will soon have its day in court, and the verdict could be a matter of life or death.  Yesterday, the Postal Service announced that it will request an Advisory Opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission about its plan to study 3,600 post offices for closure.  On July 26, the Postal Service will release … Read More

Week in Review

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There's a lot of postal news out there right now, and it's going to get even crazier next week when the Postal Service releases a list of some 3,500 post offices that will be (or are being) studied for closure.  Expect thousands of articles, in every local newspaper and online news source that covers a town with a post office … Read More