Passaic County renovating old Paterson, NJ, post office for $8 million


Paterson Times: The old downtown Paterson post office is expected to undergo a massive restoration, according to Passaic County records. The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded an $8 million contract to Elizabeth-based H&S Construction & Mechanical for asbestos removal, general construction, renovation, and installation of a new elevator. Constructed in 1899, the Flemish style building, housed the main … Read More

Swedish contractor to turn famous New York post office into train hub


Global Construction Review: Swedish contractor Skanska has signed a contract with Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) and developers Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust to rehabilitate the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building in New York City. The design-build contract is worth $1.26bn which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter 2017. The renovated … Read More

Developer readies proposal to put restaurant in old Post Office in Princeton, NJ

SteveBlog A developer is on track to go before the Princeton Planning Board next month with a proposal to put a restaurant in the old Post Office in Palmer Square, in reusing a 1930s building in the heart of an upscale shopping and dining district. David Eichler, a California-based real estate businessman, was the winning bidder to obtain the parcel by … Read More

Historic post office building in Niles MI may become marijuana dispensary


WNDU: A potential buyer has approached the city of Niles, Mich., about buying the former post office and opening a marijuana dispensary inside.  (According to Wikipedia, the Old U.S. Post Office in Niles was built in 1909 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.  The city of Niles took ownership of the building in 1983.) It’s no longer of a question of if. Medical marijuana … Read More

Farley post office’s abandoned quarters explored in new exhibition


Curbed NY: For many New Yorkers, the iconic James A. Farley Post Office on 34th Street and Eight Avenue has been one of the city’s vital public service structures. Aside from its obvious architectural magnificence, designed by McKim, Mead, and White in the Beaux-Arts style, many folks have heavily relied on the post office over the course of its existence. … Read More

Napa developer purchases downtown post office


The North Bay Business Journal: A buyer has come forward for Downtown Napa’s historic Franklin Station post office, which suffered extensive damage in the August 2014 earthquake, and has sat vacant since. The buyer is Jim Keller, a Napa real estate agent and developer, who has tentative plans for a mixed-use development for the ½-acre property.“We’re going to re-purpose and … Read More

Food hall planned for old post office site in Stamford, CT


Stamford Advocate: The old U.S. Post Office on Atlantic Street in Stamford, Conn. — closed since being sold to a developer three years ago for $4.3 million — was given a new day in the spotlight as dozens of city residents gathered inside to learn about the historic structure’s past, present and future. “Today, we are not lamenting the lack … Read More

Reno’s old post office building reborn as a retail center


KOLO: Reno’s  old post office building has occupied a piece of prime real estate at the city’s very core on the shores of the Truckee for most of a century. It was designed as was many of Nevada’s most important buildings by noted Reno architect Frederic deLongchamps and stands as a prime example of the Art Deco style. When it was built in … Read More

Trump backed out of big promises for old post office in DC


Bisnow: Donald Trump has some big plans in the works at the site of the Old Post Office building, but a new reports says the presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee made some big promises to set those plans in motion—and then failed to deliver. The real estate mogul’s team is busy with a $200M renovation that will see a 263-room … Read More

Historical society restores Alexandria AL post office


The Anniston Star: Home for a handful of days from college in 1977, waiting for the results of his exam with the Alabama State Bar Admission office, Bill Broome couldn’t sleep.He got up early. Broome, now an Anniston attorney, knew the results would be in the mail. So around 5:30 that morning, he woke up the postmaster, Nellie Gunter.“She let … 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

New book about the historic St. Paul post office


Chronicling the history and revival of the historic Art Deco Post Office building on Kellogg Ave., this full-color book features over 220 maps, historic photos and other images, with engaging writing by author and historian James A. Stolpestad. Exhaustively researched, beautifully presented, and full of insights, the book and Mr. Stolpestad’s presentations are fascinating to architects, historians, Art Deco enthusiasts, … Read More

Project converting old Seymour post office into local museum


Elkhart Truth: It’s going to take a whole lot more than a fresh coat of paint to bring the old Federal Building at the corner of Chestnut and Third streets in Seymour [Indiana] back to life again.  Lenny Hauersperger said he is well aware of the amount of time, work and money needed to transform the historic structure, built in … Read More

Tour Bozeman’s First Post office

SteveBlog If you’re interested in stepping back in time tomorrow’s your chance. Bozeman’s First Federal Building and Post Office located at 32 South Tracy first opened its doors nearly 100 years ago. The building became the property of HRDC in the mid nineties. They spent $2 million to renovate the building.Old pictures line the hallways and show the different stages of construction. It cost … 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