Last August, a magnitude-6.0 earthquake damaged the historic Franklin Station post office in downtown Napa, California, forcing its closure. Now the U.S. Postal Service has announced its intention to tear it down as a cost-saving measure, against the wishes of the City of Napa and many of its citizens.
Despite widespread interest in the building’s preservation, USPS has thus far been set on razing it. If the USPS cannot afford the repairs, then it should engage residents and private developers in a plan that would reuse it.
Built in 1933, Franklin Station is one of only a handful of Art Deco post offices in California and one of the most flamboyantly decorated—earning it a place on the National Register of Historic Places and in the hearts of Napa residents.
If you agree, add your name TODAY to our letter to the Postmaster General, Megan J. Brennan to ensure the strong call for preservation is heard. On July 31, we will also share all signatures to the letter with the USPS consultant, Julia Mates to make sure your voice is counted in the process.
Thank you for helping make a difference!