The main office of the U.S. Postal Service in Berkeley, Calif., is an Italianate building constructed in the early 1900s.
Sometimes, you don’t know what you have until it’s almost gone.
That’s what Berkeley, Calif., resident Mike Lonergan realized back in June 2012 when the United States Postal Service announced the closure of the city’s main post office downtown, and sale of the landmark building appeared imminent.
“I had been in that building many, many times, but I never paid much attention to it,” Lonergan says. “You take so much for granted until you almost lose it.”... Read More →
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Lauren Walser is the Los Angeles-based Field Editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys writing and thinking about history, art, architecture, and public space.