Town pitches in to give historic post office landscaping project


The cash-strapped Postal Service may not have the money to take care of its properties, so the town of Lewes, Delaware, is helping out.  A group of citizens is pitching in with time, money, and know-how on a landscaping project for their 100-year-old post office.

“I go to the post office every day. The building is right in the center of town, and I thought we could make it look better than it does,” said Lewes resident Bruce Chandler.  His idea is that if overgrown trees and shrubbery were removed, people would notice Lewes’ U.S. Postal Service building and appreciate its architecture.  

The project is named POP – Preserve Our Post Office – and will cost an estimated $26,000. With in-kind donations of $16,000 from participating businesses, POP is working to raise the remaining $10,000.  In keeping with the post office building’s 100th anniversary, the organization wants100 people to donate $100 to meet the goal.  Read more.