Historic Houston post office headed for demolition

Next week the Postal Service will close the post office and processing center on Franklin Street in downtown Houston. It’s a historic building, eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, but it looks as though it is headed for demolition.

In a “memorandum of agreement” about the disposal, the Postal Service states that it “anticipates demolition of the Houston PO/P&DC in association with transfer of the property.”

Built in 1962, the Franklin Street post office was designed in the Brutalist style by Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, the architects who did the Houston Astrodome, which is currently experiencing its own issues, sitting in limbo, awaiting demolition.

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