The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced its plan to end operations and sell off the historic Līhu‘e Post Office on the island of Kaua‘i in Hawai‘i. The New Deal-era building—one of only two post offices in Hawai‘i constructed during the Depression—has been a mainstay of downtown Līhu‘e since it was built in 1939 and is a critical part of the community. Postal services would be consolidated with a facility on the outskirts of town, leaving the fate of this Spanish-Mission style post office very much in jeopardy and robbing downtown of an important resource.
Join the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, business leaders, and city officials in urging USPS to drop its ill-conceived plan to sell this cherished part of Hawai‘i’s heritage to the highest bidder. We’ve prepared a letter below that we will deliver to the Postmaster General and USPS real estate specialist, Dean Cameron.
Thank you speaking up for Hawai‘i’s priceless history!
p.s. If you’re on island, join fellow advocates for a public meeting and postcard writing party on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the Kaua‘i Memorial Convention Hall-Exhibition Room, 4191 Hardy Street in Līhu‘e.
Save the Lihu'e Post Office!
Dear Postmaster General Brennan and Mr. Cameron,
I join the Historic Hawai'i Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, members of the business community, and government officials in opposing the U.S. Postal Service's recently announced plan to dispose of the historic Lihue Post Office on the island of Kaua'i in Hawai'i.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]
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