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

Bronx’s historic post office building, set for transformation, is for sale

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Curbed New York: Back in 2014, the United States Postal Service sold its landmarked Bronx General Post Office building to developer Young Woo and Associates for $19 million. Developers planned to transform the four-story, block-long building into Bronx Post Place—a retail, commercial, and community hub that would features offices, restaurants, and indoor/outdoor spaces. In 2016, construction was underway, which involved … Read More

A New Tool for Exploring America’s Historic Post Offices, from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation has published a digital tool that shares stories of how America’s post offices have been adapted for community-serving uses. “SOLD: America’s Historic Post Offices” is a GIS-enabled story map that documents 20 historic post office buildings from coast to coast that have been offered for sale. Buildings are categorized across five themes: whether they have … Read More

Historic Reading, PA post office has a potential buyer

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Reading Eagle: The downtown Reading, PA post office might come under new ownership.  The building, on the east side of Fifth Street from Court to Washington streets, is at the center of negotiations between a prospective owner and the national mail carrier. “USPS is negotiating with a buyer to allow retail operations to downsize and remain in the current location,” Karen … Read More

Postal Service has officially declared its intention to move the historic Rutland, VT Post Office next door

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Rutland Herald: The U.S. Postal Service has officially declared its intention to move the post office in Rutland, Vermont, sell the historic building to the GSA, and relocate next door to another historic building, the Post Office Annex. The USPS informed city officials in April that it was exploring selling the post office building at 151 West St. to the … Read More

Postal Service may sell historic courthouse & post office in Meridian, MS

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Meridian Star: The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors are considering the potential purchase of the federal courthouse, which houses the post office on 9th Street in Meridian, Miss., as part of a permanent solution to the poor condition of the Lauderdale County Courthouse. District 1 Supervisor Jonathan Wells clarified Monday a report that appeared in The Meridian Star on Saturday, noting the county … Read More

Save the Historic Minneapolis Post Office

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Recently there’s been a lot of talk about changing or even completely replacing the Minneapolis Post Office with some other use at its current location. If you’d like to save the Post Office in its current form, now is the time to write the mayor, your member of the city council and the Minneapolis Downtown Council to voice your opinion … Read More

Historic Post Office in Allentown, PA, may be sold, preservations fear it could be bulldozed

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WFMZ-TV: Could an iconic Allentown building meet the wrecking ball? That’s what some preservationists are fearing as the post office considers selling its location at 5th and Hamilton. “It’s an iconic building in terms of Allentown’s streetscape. It’s a very high style art deco building,” described Lauren Golden of the Allentown Preservation League. Allentown’s post office was born to Roosevelt’s New Deal … Read More