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6 of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places (Slideshow)

6 of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places (Slideshow)
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The National Historic Trust for Preservation has published its annual list of 11 most endangered historic places. Included on this year’s list are (1) historic post office buildings.

Old Post Office, Yuma, Arizona

Yes, your community’s post office — a building that may once have been the symbolic heart of your community before email and Facebook existed and many of which are “architecturally distinctive, prominently located, and cherished as civic icons country”– could be endangered, due to the US Postal Service identifying almost 4,400 post offices, big and small, to close last year.

While some city officials and local preservationists have found new buyers or uses for some endangered post offices, the USPS has yet to provide sufficient “information and guidance” as to how they might be preserved and used.

 

Photo of old post office in Yuma, Arizona, by Ken Lund via Flickr

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3:29AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Thanks but, when they get so run down and no one takes care of them they truly become a serious hazard and should be pulled down......"a picture is worth a thousand words" --- save the pictures of them!

2:30AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Great post Kristina!!These are really an endangered historic places and these places should be preserved. Thank you for bringing an attention on such historical places. I was recently at Death Valley National Park and was a wonderful experience. We have to save such places which have added an importance in American history. There are plenty of good site which provides information on such historical heritage like http://www.historicalplacesinamerica.com/ .

2:44PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

thanks

7:58AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

We have to save these historic areas and protect other areas from urban and suburban sparwl. I was recently at Gettysburg and the wonderful battlefield at Cemetary Ridge is right next to a MacDonalds and other fast food places. It is a shame.

9:38AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

thanks for sharing

5:20AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Thanks for the post!

3:06AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Thanks.

1:12AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

I love those historical buildings in south africa we don't have any so I just love to see them.

8:53PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

The bridges in Yosemite break my heart as do the post office buildings. I hope that all can be saved.

6:24PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Thanks for this article :( How can people not want to preserve these places?

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