Monday, February 15, 2010

Going postal


According to,
In 1653, Frenchman, De Valayer established a postal system in Paris. He set up mail boxes and delivered any letters placed in them if they used envelopes that only he sold. An enemy put live mice into the letter boxes and ruined De Valayer's business.
IMG_1141The post office boxes at the main branch of the Downey Post Office cover two entire walls. De Valayer would be amazed by today's postal system.


  1. I've always loved how these P.O. boxes looked. I can remember being a little kid and walking down what seemed like the long hallway trying to open each and every one.

  2. I know! I remember being fascinated every time I went with my grandfather to pick up his mail.


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