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March 22, 2013

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Nicolle

I think it's sad that they are no longer post offices, but I'm glad they don't tear them down. These buildings are too beautiful to tear down. I've seen post office turned into banks.

In Philly, there is a Post Office branch in a building that Ben Franklin used to own. And the former main headquarters for the P.O. (a building that takes up an entire block) now houses the IRS.

ana

The post office nearest my office was converted into a headquarters for the IRS. Thankfully before they renovated it, they rescued the old countertops with the ornate art nouveau decorations and moved them into Union Station which is where my PO Box is now. Luckily Union Station is still full of marble floors and is similar in architecture but I miss the old building just the same.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snowangels/6819324594/

Alan

And the Victorian post office in Colchester is now a cinema. Well, only the facade is left, the interior structure was completely replaced.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16248284@N03/6075354037/
The post office moved down the road into a building which I believe was originally a car showroom.

Alan

Joan Clarke

One of the few "historic" Las Vegas buildings that hasn't suffered implosion is our former Post Office which now houses the Mob Musuem...somehow that just doesn't "fit" as far as I'm concerned. I have to get downtown soon to snap a picture of it.

Jennifer

Hi there!
Yes, we have one locally here in New Braunfels, Texas that used to be a post office which became a restaurant! It opened a couple of years ago, and it is kind of a neat story. The post office was commissioned in 1915 by the New Braunfels, Texas Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo. Now that is the name of the restaurant: McAdoo's!

This page on their site shows some of the old original photos, as well as some new ones. :)

http://www.mcadoos.com/photos.php

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