Morristown NJ moves to save iconic post office with $1.5 million purchase bid


Daily Record: The town of Morristown, New Jersey has submitted a $1.5 million bid to buy the century-old U.S. Post Office, a decaying, 19,000-square-foot facility by The Green that is listed on state and national historic registers.

“We want to preserve it and possibly use it for town functions or partner with some non-profits and bring it back to its glory. We have to be creative,” Mayor Timothy Dougherty said.

Dougherty said the town has not heard back from the U.S. Postal Service on its bid, and he acknowledged that a significant amount of money would have to be invested in repairing crumbling plaster and antiquated bathrooms and fixtures. He said the exterior and foundation is solid and the town possibly could apply for grants to help restore the interior.  Read more.