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

Historic Reno NV post office to become major retail outlet & food marketplace

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A major retailer may soon be coming to downtown Reno. And officials say it’s going to be a big game changer for the area. The national retail chain will be going on the first floor of the former Main U.S. Post Office off Virginia Street.  “We’ve tried to slowly release information and keep that secret, almost like a speak easy is … Read More

Historic Bethesda MD post office to become fitness center

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The new yoga and fitness studio that will eventually call the historic Bethesda U.S. Post Office home is setting up a temporary pop-up studio at the Bethesda Crescent building at 7475 Wisconsin Ave.  Bridges Fitness & Yoga owner Alain Cohen said in an email Monday the business plans to use the pop-up studio to teach a range of classes and to inform … Read More

Mankato MN post office listed for sale at $1.65 million

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Those private developers and groups with dreams of how to reuse the downtown Mankato, Minnesota, post office now know the price tag on the historic property.  The Postal Service has just listed it for $1.65 million on the USPS-CBRE webstie (uspspropertiesforsale.com). The two-story 61,555-square-foot building sits on 1.5 acres, taking up much of a city block. There is a large … Read More

Historic Mankato Post Office Up For Sale

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The historic Mankato MN post office will seeon be listed for sale.  The Post Office has been an icon in the Mankato downtown since 1896, and it served as a hub for mail distribution for decades, even earning a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.  But by the end of this year, the local United States Postal … Read More