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They're Selling the Berkeley Post Office. A public meeting

Date:
Friday, July 20, 2012
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Erma Wheatly
Location Details:
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street (at Arch)
Berkeley CA 94709

They're Selling the Berkeley Post Office?!

Discussion of Options with Dr. Gray Brechin

Friday July 20 • 7:30 pm • Donation


A giant real estate company contracted by the U.S. Postal Service to sell America's post offices is doing so without user input and with no consideration for their aesthetic or historic merit let alone their vital community functions.
Now it's Berkeley's turn. Built in 1914 and modeled on Brunelleschi's Foundling Hospital in Florence to harmonize with the nearby University buildings, the downtown post office is one of the nation's most beautiful and hosts two New Deal art works. It belongs to all of us.

Dr. Gray Brechin will discuss the actual reasons for the fire sale of what the National Trust for Historic Preservation has categorically named among America's most endangered treasures and what we can do to stop it. The Berkeley City Council will consider a resolution to formally appeal the sale at its July 24 meeting.

Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street (at Arch)
Berkeley 94709

Further information: 510-848-3227 leave msg at Hillside Club


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