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!