USPS decides not to demolish historic Napa post office, will sell instead


In an abrupt about-face, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced it won’t pursue demolition of the historic Franklin Station Post Office in downtown Napa. Instead, the federal agency plans to sell the quake-damaged building to a buyer who can repair the structure and preserve its architectural integrity. A public notice of the intent to sell was posted on Tuesday on all postal properties in the city.  “The Postal Service will be offering the property to the market for sale after we have complied with the regulatory requirements that must be satisfied prior to marketing the property,” said Augustine ‘Gus’ Ruiz, a USPS spokesperson. Read more.