Post Office Savior

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Santa Barbara Independent: In 2008, the Postal Service unveiled sweeping plans to sell off thousands of buildings nationwide, including hundreds of historic post offices, many designed by famous architects and full of awesome artwork.   When that plan landed on the desk of Milford Wayne Donaldson, California’s State Historic Preservation Officer from 2004-2012, the architect was stunned. So he began fighting for their protection, and convinced Congress to order a sweeping survey to determine the full merit of these old buildings, many of which were built during the New Deal era.  Read more.

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