USPS selling Topeka downtown office

Mailbox (KSN File Photo)
Mailbox (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service has told Topeka officials it intends to sell its office building and parking lot in downtown Topeka.

In a letter addressed to Mayor Larry Wolgast and City Manager Jim Colson, Angela Kuhl, a USPS real estate specialist, says services will be relocated to an undetermined new location.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the facility was consolidated earlier with a processing center in Kansas City, Mo., cutting 133 of the 150 jobs at the Topeka location.

City Councilman Chad Manspeaker, who tweeted an image of the letter Monday, said on Twitter the building once served as a courthouse, where the historic Brown v. Board of Education was tried. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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