USPS to close historic post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and sell the building

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The Garden Island: The historic Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, will be closing its doors. The U.S. Postal Service made the announcement Friday, after it spent nearly a year considering the decision. They did not give a date of the closure. “It’s a shame, but I can see why they’re doing it, especially with the parking,” said Karen … Read More

Letters could save historic Lihue post office

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Thegardenisland.com: The potential relocation of the Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, to the carrier annex by the airport is still up in the air. And, representatives from the U.S. Postal Service met for two hours with about 25 people at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall Wednesday to clarify misinformation shared at the last public meeting in April. … Read More

Meeting scheduled on USPS plans to “relocate” and sell historic Lihue, Hawaii post office

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  TheGardenIsland.com: United States Postal Service representatives will return to Kauai on Oct. 11 to bring the community up to speed on the potential relocation of the Lihue post office. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at War Memorial Convention Hall, and USPS real estate specialist Greg Shelton will be there to answer questions. The Rice Street post office’s … Read More

The coconuts are in the mail: Citizens challenge proposal to close the Lihue Post Office (video)

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The Postal Service is planning to close the post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and to sell the building, a historic structure built in 1939 during the New Deal that is on the Hawaii State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.  The Postal Service plans to relocate retails services to a USPS facility at the airport. This video  features the public meeting on the proposed … Read More

Help Save the Lihue Post Office

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Historic Hawaii Foundation: The post office in Lihue, Hawaii, is on the Hawai‘i State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.  The Postal Service is now planning to “relocate” the post office and sell the building. This is the first stand-alone post office on Kaua‘i built in 1939.  The original proposed design, a Depression-era mission-style fortress, was met by a storm of … Read More

USPS mulls closing historic New Deal post office in Lihue, Hawaii

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As reported in HawaiiNewsNow, U.S. Postal Service is considering closing the Lihue post office on Kauai, but the public still has the opportunity to weigh in on the decision.  Officials posted a sign at the location on Rice Street, saying the building is no longer necessary for postal operations.  This location is the only one in town, notes the news article. The … Read More

Legacy for Sale: Historic Post Offices on the Market

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The New York Times has an excellent front-page article by Robin Pogrebin about the Postal Service’s push to sell off its historic post office buildings.  It includes a great photo scroll, and it’s getting lots of very lively comments. As the Times explains, the Postal Service owns nearly a quarter of its 31,000 post offices (it leases space for the rest), and … Read More

Historic Post Offices: An Inventory of the Legacy

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Last week the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Historic Post Office Building to its annual list of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The historic post office faces an “uncertain future,” observes the National Trust in its press release.  The Postal Service has been closing post offices at an unprecedented pace, announcing one downsizing plan after another, and … Read More

New Deal Post Offices

This list consists of postal facilities the Department of the Post Office built (or took occupancy of) during the New Deal era, 1933 – 1942.