Morristown backs out of Post Office purchase; mayor cites renovation costs

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morristowngreen.com: Municipal plans to buy the Morristown Post Office got stamped “return to sender” on Tuesday. After a closed-session briefing by the administration, the town council quietly agreed to withdraw from a $3 million contract to buy the historic 108-year-old structure across from the Morristown Green. Council members were told renovations would have cost around $24 million — about 12 times more than … Read More

Historic Sheboygan post office heads for the auction block

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Last week the Postal Service issued a news release announcing the proposed relocation of retail services at the historic post office on North Ninth Street in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. According to the news release, the post office suffers from a “space deficiency” — whatever that is. The announcement doesn’t say it explicitly, but the clear implication is that the historic building … Read More

Mankato, MN post office makes long-delayed move from historic home

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mankatofreepress.com: It was May of 2014 when the U.S. Postal Service announced it would sell its historic downtown Mankato home and move postal boxes and retail services to a smaller leased space. Nearly 6½ years later, the relocation happened. “It’s a shame they moved,” an elderly woman said Tuesday as she prepared to walk into the new “Main Post Office” … Read More

Historic Five Points post office in downtown Franklin, TN, will close March 1

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tennessean.com: Workers at the Five Points post office in downtown Franklin, TN, confirmed Thursday afternoon the outfit will close come March 1. The operation for the mail is privately owned but has been conducting business to government standards, postal workers said. The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County helped save the building that houses the historic post office during the last … Read More

Historic Post Office in Littleton, CO accepted to National Register of Historic Places

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Littleton Independent: Littleton’s 70-year-old post office at 5735 S. Prince St. will be celebrated from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 9, and Historic Littleton Inc. is coordinating with the Littleton Post Office staff by inviting the community to join in. Why? Because the 1939 red brick building has been nominated and accepted for the National Register of Historic Places … Read More

Former NFL player Josh Sitton buys downtown Pensacola post office building

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Pensacola News Journal: People walk by the courtyard in front of the downtown Pensacola U.S. Post Office every day, but former NFL player Josh Sitton hopes that courtyard will soon be a place for people to stop and socialize. He and his wife, Kristen, recently bought the downtown post office building at 101 Palafox Place and plan to renovate it, turning … Read More

Napa County Landmarks questions design of post office-to-hotel conversion

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Napa Valley Register: A plan to recast downtown Napa’s earthquake-ravaged post office building into a sleek luxury hotel has received one of its first reviews – a less-than-enthusiastic one. In a letter to the city, Napa County Landmarks questioned the design of a five-story, 163-unit hotel that is to incorporate the façade of the former Franklin Station post office, a … Read More

City of Columbia, SC, to Buy Post Office; Historians Hope Building Will Be Preserved

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Free Times: For years, the City of Columbia, SC, has talked about a revitalization of battered Finlay Park, the 18-acre downtown expanse that was once known as the “crown jewel” of the city’s parks system, but has long since suffered from structural disrepair and indifference from the public. It now appears that, if the park is revamped, the adjacent 9.5-acre … Read More