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

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

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

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

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