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The main dining room at McAdoos.As a child, I looked forward to the regular trips with my mom to our local post office in the Hill Country town of Boerne. I can still smell the cardboard boxes and recall the excitement of buying stamps to send letters to my international pen pals and shipping Christmas presents to my uncle in faraway Nebraska.Starting in the early 1900s, U.S. post offices served as a community hub. Texans would catch up with neighbors, pay taxes at the teller window, pick up food stamps, and check out the “Most Wanted” posters (just in case). Post offices no longer play a role in most Americans’ routines. Although my hometown post office is still open, thousands have closed across the country. But these buildings, from the…

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