LAST CHANCE LOOMS TO MAIL ON YALE Regular customers of the seriously-named Heights Finance Station US post office at 1050 Yale St. got an early Christmas present this month: a letter from management, tucked into each P.O. box with care, informing them that the branch is shutting down at the end of the month. The facility will dispense its last book of stamps at 5 P.M. on December 30; come 2016, Heights-area postal operations will be consolidated at the remodeled T.W. House Carrier Annex at Bevis and W. 19th St. in the distant wilds of northern Shady Acres, a 2-mile drive northwest from Yale station. The 6,161 sq.-ft. Yale building is for sale; the property occupies an acre of central Heights turf, standing across W. 11th Street from neo-diner Lola and across Yale from open-any-day-now ice house 8 Row Flint. [Previously on Swamplot] Photo: Swamplot inbox; Notice: MKultra25 via HAIF
Back when I used to live a couple blocks from here, I regularly drove down to the West Gray station just so I didn’t have to put up with the abysmal counter service at this branch. Good riddance!
Looks like it was purchased by the Stewarts of Stewart Title. Perhaps a nice conversion to a restaurant and retail use like this similar post office in Austin: http://baldridge-architects.com/work/gardner-restaurant/
Abysmal service indeed. Learned my lesson to go elsewhere. Building should be bulldozed. Not worth keeping that 70s architecture around.
@JCR: see the above link to Austin project. Not bad for 70’s architecture