Historic Lakeview Post Office finds support from senators

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Lake County Examiner: Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congressman Greg Walden called on the U.S. Postal Service to maintain the property of its postal facility in Lakeview so that it doesn’t detract from the downtown revival efforts of the community.  In a letter to the Portland District Manager of the USPS, the leaders asked for the Lakeview … Read More

Berkeley activists celebrate legacy of 17-month post office occupation

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The Daily Californian: Though the occupation has ended, members of local activist groups returned to the steps and sidewalks outside the Berkeley Main Post Office on Saturday to commemorate their 17-month demonstration.  About 30 community members gathered to hear from former protesters and activists 11 days after U.S. Postal Service officials dismantled the encampment April 12.  The celebration included live … Read More

City of Eugene urged to buy historic post office — if it goes on sale again

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Register-Guard: The city of Eugene, Oregon, should consider buying the historic downtown Eugene U.S. Postal Service building, if the postal agency puts the property on the market again and a rival would-be buyer steps forward, says a member of the Eugene Historic Review Board. Earlier this month, Vice Chairman Andrew Fisher brought to the board the idea of the city … Read More

Valentine post office in Loveland CO delivers history

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Loveland Reporter-Herald: When I first decided to write a story about our post office building on Sixth Street and Cleveland Avenue, I received a request. The Reporter Herald’s seasoned business reporter and all-around nice guy, Craig Young, urged me to include in my musings, the old boiler.  Craig further implored me to read and mention a certain children’s book in … Read More

Harlingen TX seeks buyer for post office

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Brownsville Herald: For four years, the old post office in Harlingen, Texas, has been for sale, now listed for $825,000.  Originally built in the 1930s, the old post office’s neo-classical architecture gives it a timeless feel.  But inside, a $3.5 million renovation makes the building dazzle with old-world charm.  Currently, a portion of the building is being leased and still used … Read More

Inside the Transformation of the Bronx General Post Office

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New York YIMBY: Sometime next spring, the landmarked Bronx General Post Office, located in the borough’s Concourse Village neighborhood, will start a new life as retail, office space, and a restaurant. Interior demolition work is underway and we got a peak inside last week, with Brendan Murray, vice president at Hollister Construction Services, and he pointed out an incredibly creepy … Read More

Fernandina Beach FL post office restorations underway

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WJAX-TV: The historic building where the Fernandina Beach Post Office currently resides is now under restoration and construction.  Fernandina Beach commissioners said there’s been a push to get the building fixed for about six years.“It’s potentially a great building it’s just been uncared for for years and was probably a lot better 15 years ago,” said neighbor Steven Traver.  Action … Read More

Historic Santa Monica Post Office Could Be Creative Space

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surfsantamonica.com: Santa Monica’s U.S. Post Office on 5th Street, a legacy of the New Deal-era that was closed three years ago, might re-open as a “creative” office space under a proposal that adds a new building while also trying to preserve the site’s historic character.  It will be short on parking, though.  A new 14,490 square foot, three-story building (32 … Read More

Historic Princeton post office to become restaurant brewpub

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centraljersey.com: Princeton’s crowded and competitive dining scene will add a restaurant/brewpub that a developer has proposed for the historic former post office in Palmer Square.The entity 20 Palmer Square East LLC, owned by an executive with the company that won the bidding war for the property in 2013, last week filed with the town plans to redesign a now vacant 1930s-era … Read More

Developer is buying Chicago’s Old Main Post Office

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Crain’s Chicago Business: The owner of two high-profile downtown Chicago properties is set to buy a notorious one: the sprawling Old Main Post Office.Developer 601W has a contract on the 2.7 million-square-foot colossus along the Chicago River in the West Loop, according to a broker who is representing Monaco-based owner Bill Davies in the sale.Led by Mark Karasick, 601W is … Read More

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 … Read More

USPS may have buyer for damaged Napa CA post office

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A potential buyer has been identified for the historic post office building in downtown Napa, California, but the sale is not yet complete and the bidder’s name has not been released.  The post office, which was built in 1933 in the Art Deco style, was badly damaged in the August 2014 earthquake and has remained closed since then.  In early … Read More