Vintage mailboxes are still in operation at the Chapel Hill downtown branch of the United States Post Office. A look inside mailbox number 147 reveals an active manual postal system. Small P.O. boxes (as shown) rent for $31 for six months. The post office building, which also houses the courthouse and teen center, is located on 179 East Franklin Street.
(photographs taken at U.S. Post Office, downtown Chapel Hill branch on Franklin Street)