To the dismay of locals, the United States Postal Service in Washington, D.C. has proposed to demolish the Franklin Street post office building damaged by the Aug. 24 earthquake. According to a June 26 letter from Daniel Delahaye, a federal preservation officer at the USPS, consultation on the demolition plan is “just commencing,” and residents are invited to share their opinions within the next 30 days.
Because the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the USPS was required to notify the city, county, Napa County Landmarks, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other agencies of its plan. The USPS also posted a notice about the proposed demolition at the retail window of the Randolph Street post office annex. Read more.