Residents resist closure of landmark post office in Richmond, Calif.

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East Bay Times: Closing the main post office in Richmond, Calif., would strike a serious blow against the city’s neediest people as well as to a downtown business district on the brink of a boom, participants at a town hall meeting on Thursday agreed with virtual unanimity. It also would disconnect the city from an important piece of its architectural heritage … Read More

Life-threatening mold closes historic post office in Richmond, CA

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While it’s not uncommon for the Postal Service to close a post office after it discovers some mold in the building, it’s cause for concern when the building is a historic structure.  Does the Postal Service have plans to abandon the building and sell it off?  That’s the question surrounding the closure this week of the 80-year-old post office in … Read More

Push to save – and rename – Richmond post office continues

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Richmond Standard: The U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that it will sell the historic Main Post Office building at 1025 Nevin Ave in Richmond, Calif. has not slowed Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s attempt to rename the 1938-built structure after a former Richmond postmaster. “Mark will continue to push for the passage of the renaming legislation in tandem with his efforts to … Read More

Richmond, VA post office closed due to mold concerns

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WRIC: A Richmond post office has been closed since Friday due to a “mold issue.”The post office located at 3004 North Avenue in Richmond closed after local officials became aware of the problem Friday.The building is temporarily closed and a sign on the front door cites “environmental reasons.” United States Postal Service information officer Michell Martel said that residents who … Read More

How the Postal Service sold Richmond’s Saunders Station PO for a song

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Back in October 2015, the Postal Service sold the historic 1937 Saunders Station post office in Richmond, Virginia.  At the time, the sale price was not made public, but as discussed in this previous post, there was reason to wonder if the sale made sense financially.  Turns out, the sale makes hardly any sense at all. A reader of STPO … Read More

Richmond’s historic Saunders Station post office sold, finally

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After trying to dispose of it for over four years, the Postal Service has finally sold the historic 1937 Saunders Station post office at 1625 Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia.  The Postal Service apparently got ahead of itself and began renting space for the new location of the post office back in 2011, when it originally expected to sell the … Read More