Why does this red-and-white mailbox have a post that's around ten feet high? The top reminds me of a place to hang flags or pennants. (If you know better, please leave a comment below or send me email.)
I spotted it (hard not to miss it!) on May 13th at 2711 E. Lee Street.
Update (June 19, 2019): Donna Reardon emailed us the story of this mailbox:
This is my childhood home I grew up and lived in for 18 years. My father made this mailbox and post. He was an certified welder and iron worker. The reason why it’s so high is that it was a light for the front yard. Of course the light on the top is long gone. It was pretty neat in the 1960’s. We didn’t have any street lights and the yard was very dark.
Thank you, Donna!
This is my childhood home which my parents lived in for almost 50 years. My father was a certified welder and iron worker and he made this mailbox/post. It’s actually a light post. Of course the light on the top is long gone but it lit up the whole yard and driveway. We didn’t have any street lights and the yard was very dark. It was actually pretty cool for the early 1960’s. Worked well too.ReplyDelete