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  • You can’t get much more waterfront than this: GSA lighthouse auction shines

    | GSA Blog Team

    When Sheila Consaul walked into her waterfront summer home for the first time – bought sight unseen online for $71,010 – her eyes adjusted to the boarded up windows, broken glass, and years of teenage parties.

    And she was thrilled.

    Consaul had been outbid twice for the property, a 75-year-old lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, before she gained ownership in 2011.

  • A new life for GSA’s historic buildings

    | Beth L. Savage, Director, Center for Historic Buildings & Federal Preservation Officer, Office of the Chief Architect
    Every May, GSA recognizes National Preservation Month by celebrating the important roles our historic buildings play in fulfilling GSA’s mission to provide the best customer experience and value in re
  • Historic Preservation in the 21st Century

    | Beth L. Savage, Director, Center for Historic Buildings & Federal Preservation Officer
    Sustaining a stewardship ethic of responsible planning and resource management requires flexibility and resilience to respond to an environment of changing missions and economic circumstances. Since t...
  • Giving a Historic Building in Central Illinois a New Life

    | GSA Blog Team
    To make the most efficient, cost-effective use of its real estate assets, GSA evaluates our existing portfolio to find properties no longer critical to the government’s operations. This helps save money by reducing the operating costs of federal...
  • GSA Commemorates Preservation Month 2017

    | Beth L. Savage, Director, Center for Historic Buildings
    During Preservation Month each May, GSA celebrates our historic buildings and the important ongoing roles they play in the growth of our nation. These 487 courthouses, laboratories, agency headquarter...
  • GSA leases historic Dyer Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse to Miami Dade College

    | Rob Wexler and Joan Kornblith, communications specialists
    Last month, U.S. GSA PBS Commissioner Norman Dong signed an unique lease agreement with Miami Dade College, kicking off an ambitious plan to bring a 170,000-square foot depression-era...
  • Portland's Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse is a star attraction

    | Lauren Isaksen, communications officer, GSA Northwest/Arctic Region
    The Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse is a star—Portland, Ore.’s symbol of progress in its day—built on the cusp of the Great Depression
  • GSA leases historic Dyer Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse to Miami Dade College

    | Rob Wexler and Joan Kornblith, communications specialists
    Last month, U.S. GSA PBS Commissioner Norman Dong signed an unique lease agreement with Miami Dade College (MDC), kicking off an ambitious plan to bring a 170,000-square foot depression-era...
  • Celebrating 67 years of American service

    | The GSA Blog Team
    Last week, we shared our second blog of this three part series, highlighting some unique facts about the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Today we are proud to release our final edition of...
  • Celebrating 67 Years of American Service

    | The GSA Blog Team
    Part two of a three-part look at GSA’s historyLast week, we shared our first blog of this three part series, highlighting some unique facts about the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Today...