Franklin, LA City Council eyes purchase of old post office


The Daily Iberian: The Franklin City Council took action Tuesday to buy a 106-year-old piece of history.  The council introduced an ordinance to purchase the old post office at 216 Willow St. in Franklin, Louisiana, which was built in 1912. The purchasing price is capped at $190,000.

The sellers are L.D.B. Properties LLC of Franklin, whose board members are Gary Blum, Joe W. Duck and Keith A. Landen.

Franklin Mayor Eugene Foulcard said the building has been shuttered for awhile. He believes mold could become a problem if it was empty for a much longer period.

“This price will leave us enough money for renovations and upgrades. This is a beautiful building, great for our downtown area, a win-win for the city,” Foulcard said at the meeting.

Foulcard said he is looking for tenants to rent the building. However, he has been speaking with a few potential tenants already.   Read more.