Group fights sale of Stamford post office


Stamford Advocate: "A federal judge has halted the sale of the historic downtown post office to a New York developer.  U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant granted a temporary restraining order last week to the National Post Office Collaborate, the Center for Art and Mindfulness and a former post office box holder who claims the U.S. Postal Service failed to follow proper procedure in closing the facility and … Read More

Santa Monica considers preservation covenant on historic (former) post office


The historic Santa Monica post office was shut down on June 29, and now the Postal Service is preparing to sell the building.  City officials are looking for ways to protect the building by creating a “preservation covenant” that would, according to City staff, “prohibit the purchaser of the property, as well as all future owners of the property, from undertaking any … Read More

Historic St. Paul post office turns into apartment building


According to the Twin Cities Pioneer, "The former U.S. Post Office on Kellogg Boulevard in downtown St. Paul was sold Friday to a local development group, which plans to turn the Art Deco building into market-rate apartments."  The building went for $5.25 million. The Postal Service relocated retail services from the downtown office to a new, smaller location a few … Read More

Historic Carnegie post office repurposed as cafe


The historic post office in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, got repurposed this week as the Carnegie Coffee Company.  The post office closed in 2008, and retail services were relocated to smaller quarters in the back of a Family Dollar store.  At that time, postal officials cited "competition from private mail firms, a need to keep costs in line with services and a desire … Read More

Palm Beach Story


In October of  2010, residents of Palm Beach, Florida, learned that their post office would be closing.  An historic structure built in 1936 by the New Deal, it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Residents had a few weeks to protest, and protest they did, but to no avail—the post office is closing, probably sometime in June.  The … Read More