USPS sells Georgetown’s beautiful and historic post office to local real estate developer

Customhouse and Post OfficeI wish we could say, “We hardly knew ye.”

As part of a larger plan to save money, the United States Postal Service, which lost $15.9 billion last year, is set to sell Georgetown’s historic post office to D.C. real estate developer EastBanc for $4.5 million. Although a post office will still operate on the main floor, the rest of the building will be renovated for other uses. The upper floors, lower floors, and the rear of the building total 10,000 square feet.

The building was constructed in 1858 and the upper floors served as the then City of Georgetown’s custom house. Once Georgetown was incorporated into the greater District of Columbia, the custom house moved but the post office remained.

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