Fort Pierce FL finds buyer for historic Orange Avenue post office

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TC Palm: After two years and five offers, city officials finally sold the historic post office building at the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and Fifth Street in Fort Pierce, . The City Commission on Tuesday accepted the $139,000 offer from Fort Pierce residents Stanley and Jean Synkoski for the half-acre lot at 500 Orange Ave. that the couple plans to … Read More

Help Save the Lihue Post Office

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Historic Hawaii Foundation: The post office in Lihue, Hawaii, is on the Hawai‘i State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.  The Postal Service is now planning to “relocate” the post office and sell the building. This is the first stand-alone post office on Kaua‘i built in 1939.  The original proposed design, a Depression-era mission-style fortress, was met by a storm of … Read More

Carper requests GSA review of Old Post Office lease

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Dover Post: U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Ranking Member Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, and Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Ranking Member Tom Carper, D-Delaware, sent a letter to General Services Administration Inspector General Carol Ochoa requesting a review of GSA’s management of the lease with the Trump Old Post Office to develop and manage the Old Post Office … Read More

‘We are upset’: Strongstown PA post office closes abruptly

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tribdem.com: An emergency decision to close the Strongstown PA post office has residents in the small Indiana County community fuming. “We just all feel that nobody even asked for suggestions,” Strongstown resident and business owner Cathy Homer said. “We have people who were willing to step in and run the post office for a while.” Homer said the office closed … Read More

Postal Service announces plan to sell historic Richmond CA post office

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East Bay Times: The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday that it plans to close Richmond’s downtown post office, a historic building considered a landmark for the city, dealing a blow to efforts to attract more investment to the area. The art deco-era building at 1025 Nevin Ave. was built in 1938 as part of the New Deal program launched by President … Read More

The Revolutionary Post

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99% Invisible: There are currently more than 31,000 post offices in the United States. Some are grand old ones that take up entire city blocks. Others are smaller—hidden away in the backs of general stores and in other odd places across rural America. And one of these smaller ones may be the most rural post office in the continental U.S. The … Read More

USPS mulls closing historic New Deal post office in Lihue, Hawaii

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As reported in HawaiiNewsNow, U.S. Postal Service is considering closing the Lihue post office on Kauai, but the public still has the opportunity to weigh in on the decision.  Officials posted a sign at the location on Rice Street, saying the building is no longer necessary for postal operations.  This location is the only one in town, notes the news article. The … Read More

Farley post office’s abandoned quarters explored in new exhibition

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Curbed NY: For many New Yorkers, the iconic James A. Farley Post Office on 34th Street and Eight Avenue has been one of the city’s vital public service structures. Aside from its obvious architectural magnificence, designed by McKim, Mead, and White in the Beaux-Arts style, many folks have heavily relied on the post office over the course of its existence. … Read More

Downtown businesses in Bowling Green, Kentucky, react to moving of US Post Office

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WBKO: Businesses in downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, reacted to the possibility that the downtown branch of the US Postal Service may be moving out of the area. The Postal Service says they plan on moving that branch as close to the current location as possible. It currently serves a number of people every day. “Our business uses it every day,” says … Read More