Category Archives: 5th Street Post Office

Update on the 5th Street Post Office

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The building that housed Santa Monica’s main post office for over 70 years closed in June 2013. That August, the Santa Monica City Council (with strong support from the Conservancy) approved a preservation covenant for the building and assumed responsibility … more

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City Council Approves Covenant for Downtown Post Office

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At its August 27 meeting, the City Council approved a preservation covenant for the former Post Office building at 1248 5th Street and assumed responsibility for the enforcement of the covenant.  This cleared the way for the Postal Service to … more

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Status of the 5th Street Post Office

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The fate of the Santa Monica 5th Street Post Office is featured in a New York Times article about preserving the nation’s historic post offices. Click here for NY Times article.   The March 8, 2013 article describes how frustrated … more

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Rally at Downtown Santa Monica Post Office

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Update: The 5th Street Post Office closed for business at noon on Saturday June 19.  Over 90 people, including the grandson of the first postmaster,  attended our rally that morning calling for the preservation of the building. We are pleased to tell you that … more

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Closure of the 5th Street Post Office

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The Postal Service announced on August 17 that they are proceeding with plans to sell the historic Santa Monica Main Post Office and relocate its services to the carrier annex at 1653 7th Street, south of Colorado and the future … more

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