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Reusing the past at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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Who would have thought kids would love to go to the post office?

You’re not buying stamps at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, but part of the popular attraction occupies what was once Allegheny Post Office, or Old North Post Office, which dates back to 1897.

Marked by a distinctive dome and classic facade, the historic building provides an interesting contrast to the rest of the facility, which has a modern section linking to the old Buhl Planetarium.

The post office closed long before its current visitors were born, but it’s a great example of how to convert old buildings.

– Dan Stefano, WordWrite Communications

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