Help save Napa’s historic post office from the wrecking ball


The National Trust for Historic Preservation is once again taking on the Postal Service.  After successfully challenging the sale of the Berkeley post office earlier this year, the Trust is now trying to save the historic Franklin Station post office in Napa, California.  The post office, an Art Deco gem built in 1933, was damaged by the earthquake last August.  

Now the Postal Service says the cost of repairs is too high and the building must be demolished.  Apparently, the property is worth more on the open market without a historic post office in need of repair.  The building is on the National Register of Historic Places, but that won't prevent demolition.

The National Trust is doing a petition drive against the demolition here.  If you'd like to comment on the demolition plan, the Postal Service is telling people to contact someone at Tetra Tech, a consulting firm with ties to CBRE's Richard Blum.   The contact info and additional materials can be found on the City of Napa website here.