Town wins chaotic fight to keep historic post office

After a long and hard fought battle, the Town of Washington has preserved its centuries-old post office that at one point was destined for a new highway location.

Rather than issuing any formal statement regarding its decision to reverse course for a second time and keep the circa 1804 post office within the county seat boundaries, the U.S. Postal Service simply allowed developer Tim Tedrick of Mid Atlantic Postal Properties to appear at Washington Town Hall one evening last week with new post office site plans in hand.

Following a 35-minute presentation to Washington Mayor Fred Catlin, former Mayor John Fox Sullivan and other town officials, the Architectural Review Board chaired by Butch Zindel gave thumbs-up to a project that will see a new brick veneer post office constructed within town limits along Leggett Lane.


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