Elegant, efficient mail chutes still in use across Canada, U.S.

The mail chute letterbox located in the lobby of Pennsylvania’s Hotel Bethlehem’s dates back to the building’s 1922 construction. Submitted photo.

Apostal history relic dating back to the golden age of early skyscrapers, the mail chute remains an integral part of many buildings’ iconic stories. A logistical godsend for late 19th-century letter writers and postal carriers alike, mail chutes came on the scene in the 1880s alongside taller office and residential buildings plus the first modern... Continue reading →

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