Driving across the small towns of America it is not difficult to find abandoned post office buildings.

Posted by Frank Augustosky on 03/26/18

Perry, Iowa had one such post office.  Built in 1914, the once glorious post office turned administrative building, had fallen into disrepair.  Fast forward to 2012 when a couple of women decided to put in a bid for the building.  They were able to purchase the old post office for $1.

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Now the beautiful old building has been renamed to La Poste and is a destination in itself!  You can rent the facility for any event from weddings to art events, it is once more a gem in the small community.

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There are currently only 1,034 post offices in the state of Iowa.  I wonder how many more could be purchased for $1?  Come visit us in Iowa, let’s go exploring!  You never know what history you may find.

   Submitted By:
   Ellen L. Opperman
   UPMA National Vice President
   Western U.S.