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

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

Napa developer purchases downtown post office

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The North Bay Business Journal: A buyer has come forward for Downtown Napa’s historic Franklin Station post office, which suffered extensive damage in the August 2014 earthquake, and has sat vacant since. The buyer is Jim Keller, a Napa real estate agent and developer, who has tentative plans for a mixed-use development for the ½-acre property.“We’re going to re-purpose and … Read More

Producer Joel Silver’s Venice Post Office becomes “Eyesore” and Activists Cry Foul

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Hollywood Reporter: When Joel Silver purchased the iconic Venice Post Office building in 2012, the producer of The Matrix and Lethal Weapon films told elected officials that converting the 1939 building into the headquarters of Silver Pictures would result in jobs, free arts-related programs and the preservation of historical features — including the famous Story of Venice mural that adorned … Read More

Food hall planned for old post office site in Stamford, CT

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Stamford Advocate: The old U.S. Post Office on Atlantic Street in Stamford, Conn. — closed since being sold to a developer three years ago for $4.3 million — was given a new day in the spotlight as dozens of city residents gathered inside to learn about the historic structure’s past, present and future. “Today, we are not lamenting the lack … Read More

Philly once had two great post offices. Soon, it will have none.

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Philly.com: Sure, the lines in the marble-paneled post office at Ninth and Market moved at a glacial pace. Sure, the clerks were often uncommunicative and even surly. But what did it matter when there was so much architectural plenty to keep your eyes sated for the entire wait? Philly once had two great post offices. Soon, it will have none. … Read More

Reno’s old post office building reborn as a retail center

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KOLO: Reno’s  old post office building has occupied a piece of prime real estate at the city’s very core on the shores of the Truckee for most of a century. It was designed as was many of Nevada’s most important buildings by noted Reno architect Frederic deLongchamps and stands as a prime example of the Art Deco style. When it was built in … Read More

New buyer for historic Napa, CA post office steps forward

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Napa Valley Register: The Postal Service may have a new buyer for the Franklin Street post office in Napa, California.  The cracked brick facade of the earthquake-damaged post offices has loomed over the 1300 block of Second Street for nearly two years. After an initial attempt to sell the downtown landmark fell through, a second buyer for the property has stepped forward, the U.S. … Read More

Historic New Deal Post Office in Santa Barbara, CA, headed for sale

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  The Postal Service is making plans to sell the historic New Deal post office on Acapata Street in downtown Santa Barbara, California, according to a report in Noozhawk.com. Meiko Patton, the USPS communications programs specialist for the Sacramento and Sierra Coastal districts, says the building has become too large for the agency’s needs. The Postal Service “would like to keep” … Read More

Multiple buyers want iconic downtown Post Office building in Topeka, KS

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cjonliine.com: The historic Post Office building in downtown Topeka has stirred strong interest from buyers, even with a price tag of $1.65 million — but while speed may be of the essence in mail delivery, its process governing building sales is much slower. “We’ve had high interest in the building and multiple offers on the building, which at this point in … Read More