101 S. Palafox St., home to the downtown Pensacola post office, is soon to be something more! Last purchased in 1986, this beautiful downtown Pensacola property enters an exciting new era as Beck Partners announces its recent sale, brokered by Justin Beck and Chris Cobb. The buyer will work with a local architect to transform this property into commercial spaces on the ground floor and residential condos on the 5000 +/- square foot second floor.
Currently, the United States Post Office occupies the entire lower level but will be downsizing to a smaller footprint, allowing for new businesses and new jobs to come to this corner of South Palafox and West Romana Streets.
The property is also home to a beautiful courtyard with a historic fountain dating back to the late 1800s that would deliver an exceptional atmosphere for a beer garden or outdoor dining area. This fountain was once located at the intersection of Palafox and Garden Streets and served as a common place for horses and passersby alike to grab a drink. When the automobile era ushered in improvements to the downtown thoroughfares, the fountain was removed and stored. Late in the 20th century, when the US Post Office was relocated from the Federal Courthouse to what had been the Walgreens Drug Store, the fountain was incorporated into the building’s attractive frontage.