New buyer for historic Napa, CA post office steps forward


Napa Valley Register: The Postal Service may have a new buyer for the Franklin Street post office in Napa, California.  The cracked brick facade of the earthquake-damaged post offices has loomed over the 1300 block of Second Street for nearly two years. After an initial attempt to sell the downtown landmark fell through, a second buyer for the property has stepped forward, the U.S. … Read More

Historic New Deal Post Office in Santa Barbara, CA, headed for sale


  The Postal Service is making plans to sell the historic New Deal post office on Acapata Street in downtown Santa Barbara, California, according to a report in Meiko Patton, the USPS communications programs specialist for the Sacramento and Sierra Coastal districts, says the building has become too large for the agency’s needs. The Postal Service “would like to keep” … Read More

City of Eugene urged to buy historic post office — if it goes on sale again


Register-Guard: The city of Eugene, Oregon, should consider buying the historic downtown Eugene U.S. Postal Service building, if the postal agency puts the property on the market again and a rival would-be buyer steps forward, says a member of the Eugene Historic Review Board. Earlier this month, Vice Chairman Andrew Fisher brought to the board the idea of the city … Read More

Valentine post office in Loveland CO delivers history


Loveland Reporter-Herald: When I first decided to write a story about our post office building on Sixth Street and Cleveland Avenue, I received a request. The Reporter Herald’s seasoned business reporter and all-around nice guy, Craig Young, urged me to include in my musings, the old boiler.  Craig further implored me to read and mention a certain children’s book in … Read More

Harlingen TX seeks buyer for post office


Brownsville Herald: For four years, the old post office in Harlingen, Texas, has been for sale, now listed for $825,000.  Originally built in the 1930s, the old post office’s neo-classical architecture gives it a timeless feel.  But inside, a $3.5 million renovation makes the building dazzle with old-world charm.  Currently, a portion of the building is being leased and still used … Read More

Inside the Transformation of the Bronx General Post Office


New York YIMBY: Sometime next spring, the landmarked Bronx General Post Office, located in the borough’s Concourse Village neighborhood, will start a new life as retail, office space, and a restaurant. Interior demolition work is underway and we got a peak inside last week, with Brendan Murray, vice president at Hollister Construction Services, and he pointed out an incredibly creepy … Read More

Historic Santa Monica Post Office Could Be Creative Space

SteveBlog Santa Monica’s U.S. Post Office on 5th Street, a legacy of the New Deal-era that was closed three years ago, might re-open as a “creative” office space under a proposal that adds a new building while also trying to preserve the site’s historic character.  It will be short on parking, though.  A new 14,490 square foot, three-story building (32 … Read More

Historic Princeton post office to become restaurant brewpub

SteveBlog Princeton’s crowded and competitive dining scene will add a restaurant/brewpub that a developer has proposed for the historic former post office in Palmer Square.The entity 20 Palmer Square East LLC, owned by an executive with the company that won the bidding war for the property in 2013, last week filed with the town plans to redesign a now vacant 1930s-era … Read More

Post Office Savior


Santa Barbara Independent: In 2008, the Postal Service unveiled sweeping plans to sell off thousands of buildings nationwide, including hundreds of historic post offices, many designed by famous architects and full of awesome artwork.   When that plan landed on the desk of Milford Wayne Donaldson, California’s State Historic Preservation Officer from 2004-2012, the architect was stunned. So he began fighting … Read More

USPS may have buyer for damaged Napa CA post office


A potential buyer has been identified for the historic post office building in downtown Napa, California, but the sale is not yet complete and the bidder’s name has not been released.  The post office, which was built in 1933 in the Art Deco style, was badly damaged in the August 2014 earthquake and has remained closed since then.  In early … Read More