Created: 07/10/2014 8:02 AM
By: The Associated Press
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - The Los Alamos post office is on its way to being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Los Alamos Monitor reports that the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee recently recommended its listing on the national registry.
Constructed in 1948, the building was part of a multi-million dollar community center funded by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
It was one of several projects aimed at developing Los Alamos into a permanent scientific and civilian city.
Supporters say the designation will help to maintain the post office, since it will open up funding earmarked for preservation of historic properties.
The designation still needs final approval from the National Park Service and the Federal Preservation Officer for the Postal Service.
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