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Preservationists keep watch over historic downtown post office renovation

Preservationists keep watch over historic downtown post office renovation

A carved pineapple adorns the cupola, stately arches curve over the windows, and stone laurels drape like bunting from the brick facade. Embellishments grace the old post office in Annapolis.

From his firm across the street, architect Chip Bohl has watched the crews working to change this 117-year-old downtown showpiece into state government offices.

“Hopefully, they’re maintaining the architectural integrity,” Bohl said.

Work is underway to add the post office to the complex of state offices and tunnels in the heart of Annapolis. The Department of General Services budgeted $16.8 million for the renovation. Crews began work in February, and they have proceeded under...

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