Historic Post Office in Allentown, PA, may be sold, preservations fear it could be bulldozed

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WFMZ-TV: Could an iconic Allentown building meet the wrecking ball? That’s what some preservationists are fearing as the post office considers selling its location at 5th and Hamilton. “It’s an iconic building in terms of Allentown’s streetscape. It’s a very high style art deco building,” described Lauren Golden of the Allentown Preservation League. Allentown’s post office was born to Roosevelt’s New Deal … Read More

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

Bronx GPO sold, no details yet

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The Bronx General Post Office has been sold.  There’s no word yet on who the buyer is or what the plans for the building are, but the post office was definitely sold two weeks ago.  On the USPS-CBRE website, the listing says simply, "Sold." The Postal Service has not made an official announcement about the sale, and it is apparently … Read More

Dismantling the Public Realm: Post Offices for Sale

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In July the Postal Service outsourced its real estate and property management business to CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest commercial real estate company.   Today the USPS-CBRE website is up and running, showing off some 90 post office buildings as well as 36 land parcels, all for sale.   The Postal Service must be in a big hurry to dismantle … Read More