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Historic preservation agency seeks halt in post office sales
Historic preservation agency seeks halt in post office sales

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has issued a report to Congress that criticizes the U.S. Postal Service's disposal of historic properties and calls for suspension of all sales until a host of recommendations are implemented. The report by the independent federal agency was issued Thursday. It came a little more than a month after the council heard testimony in the Bay Area from Berkeley’s mayor, state and local preservationists and activists who contend the postal service has fast-tracked sales without taking local concerns or its legal obligations to preserve national historic treasures into account. Communities around the country have balked...

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