Historic St. Paul post office turns into apartment building


According to the Twin Cities Pioneer, "The former U.S. Post Office on Kellogg Boulevard in downtown St. Paul was sold Friday to a local development group, which plans to turn the Art Deco building into market-rate apartments."  The building went for $5.25 million.

The Postal Service relocated retail services from the downtown office to a new, smaller location a few blocks away, at the U.S. Bank Building at on East Fifth Street.  Also known as the Eugene McCarthy Post Office, this used to be a large processing facility, but in 2010 the processing work was moved to a new location, leaving only the retail behind.  Now the grand 1930s building will be repurposed as upscale apartments.  So much for remembering Gene McCarthy and the New Deal.  Read more on the sale.