New book about the historic St. Paul post office


Chronicling the history and revival of the historic Art Deco Post Office building on Kellogg Ave., this full-color book features over 220 maps, historic photos and other images, with engaging writing by author and historian James A. Stolpestad. Exhaustively researched, beautifully presented, and full of insights, the book and Mr. Stolpestad’s presentations are fascinating to architects, historians, Art Deco enthusiasts, … Read More

Project converting old Seymour post office into local museum


Elkhart Truth: It’s going to take a whole lot more than a fresh coat of paint to bring the old Federal Building at the corner of Chestnut and Third streets in Seymour [Indiana] back to life again.  Lenny Hauersperger said he is well aware of the amount of time, work and money needed to transform the historic structure, built in … Read More

Tour Bozeman’s First Post office

SteveBlog If you’re interested in stepping back in time tomorrow’s your chance. Bozeman’s First Federal Building and Post Office located at 32 South Tracy first opened its doors nearly 100 years ago. The building became the property of HRDC in the mid nineties. They spent $2 million to renovate the building.Old pictures line the hallways and show the different stages of construction. It cost … Read More

Historic Santa Monica Post Office Could Be Creative Space

SteveBlog 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

SteveBlog 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


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

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


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


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

NYC’s Historic Farley Post Office is now Fashion Week’s central hub


New York Fashion Week has made the historic James A. Farley Post Office in NYC its central hub.  That means what while the most discerning style icons in the world are shuffling in and out the back doors on their way to fashion shows, the rest of the city will be using the front of the building to mail packages. Here’s how the massive structure across the … Read More

Historic Plymouth MI post office to become specialty food market


The historic post office in Plymouth, Michigan, was sold earlier this year, and now the new owner has announced that the space will be leased to the Westborn Market, which will be opening a specialty grocery store.  Westborn is working with state and local officials, including Plymouth’s Historic District Commission, to make sure renovations are in keeping with the building’s original … Read More

Historic York PA post office to become event venue


The historic post office in York, Pennsylvania, was sold to developer George Sacarello for $350,000.  The sale  was controversial because in 2012, City Council members and several city officials voiced concern because he owed thousands in back property taxes and back sewer and refuse fees.  Now Sacarello is all paid up, and he’s working on the post office makeover.  He doesn’t want to … Read More