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Jacquelyn Martin / AP

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has proposed turning post offices into bank branches. She, and others before her, say that postal banking would end predatory lending overnight. But the idea has not gained much traction.

Kaomi Goetz

The fate of a historic post office in downtown Stamford, Connecticut is still unclear – two years after it was closed. The nearly 100-year old building is one of dozens of historic post offices around the country being sold or scheduled to close in recent years. A developer plans to build a high-rise luxury apartment complex on the property but an arts group is fighting it. 

Save the Post Office - a website that chronicles the sales and closures of post offices nationwide.