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