...a photo a day (or so) from deep in the heart of Texas.
I remember seeing these in buildings and always thought them rather nifty. I think letters will soon be a relic of the past too. Spam anyone?
You can see those mail chutes in several older buildings downtown, and I do believe many are still in use. Check out City Hall -- I think one is in there. Maybe the Milam Building, too.
Clueless: I don't know if letters will ever go out of date, I think some people like the idea of the written word. I myself like email but I also like that I can doodle all over any handwritten letter.Alba: City Hall and the Milam building...I've been to both but I didn't notice any chutes, but then I'm really bad about noticing most things. I'll have to go back and check them both out...it will give me an excuse to go eat lunch at the Milam Diner again. :D
I reserve the right to be wrong if City Hall and the Milam Building don't check out, but I know I have seen them in other buildings. At least it is a good excuse to tour some of the lobbies in downtown!
It isn't downtown, but they use the mail chute in the the Wells Fargo building on Bandera and Wurzbach near 410 in Leon Valley. Not as fancy as your picture though!
I saw one while in City Hall in NYC and it made me think of you Shorty.
What's this thing?