Post Office Developer Working To Hold On to History

Reported by: Joe Hart
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Updated: 3/07/2013 7:06 pm
Reno's old dowtown post office is about to be transformed into a bustling collection of high-end stores and office space.
  But while the developer has big plans for the future, he's also intent on holding on to the history.   Built back in 1932, the post office has three floors and 53,000 square of space. 
While the building is showing its age, It is also rich in history and artwork.  
  The Postal Service spared no expense when it came to decorating back in the day.
"You can't look at the post office without seeing the Art Deco of 1932.  It's probably the finest example in the state of Nevada," said developer Bernie Carter.
Carter is planning to remodel the building, filling the first floor lobby with high end retail stores, and  preserving every bit of history it has to offer,
from the artwork, to the original post office boxes, to the ghost that's reportedly been spotted roaming the halls here. Perhaps wondering where everybody went !

"We do have a ghost in the post office. It appears to be a former postal worker back in the 30's and 40's based on the uniform he had on and the historical information we gathered," Carter told News 4.

Carter is interested in documenting any historical information he can find, ghostly or not. He's asking the public to come down this Saturday, March 9th and share any stories, or photographs of a building which has been an important part of downtown Reno for decades.

"We believe there are stories out there about the post office.
There may be old photographs, things like that," Carter said.

Do you have a story or photo to share ? 
Come down to the post office on Virginia Street this Saturday March 9th from 9:00 a.m. Noon.  
There will be representatives from the Nevada Historical Society on hand. They can copy any photos you have and they will be anxious to hear any stories you might want to share.

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