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Friday, January 15, 2016

Inside The Empress - 2

It's nice to see that this splendid old brass mailbox between The Empress elevators has not been replaced and is still functional. Note the chute leading down into its top so you could mail your letters and cards from upper floors without the inconvenience of descending. Nowadays, of course, it is known as the Canada Post Corporation and the glorious heraldic insignia is no longer to be seen on the mailboxes. However, although the name has changed I think the service is even faster now than it was last century, though it is quickly being replaced by electronic communications.


William Kendall said...

I'll have to go looking at the Chateau Laurier here to see if there's a similar mailbox in place.

JoJo said...

We had something like that in my old office building in SF but we didn't use it much as it had a tendency to get clogged up with the volume of mail in a 10 story building.