The Downtown Alton Post Office on Belle Street is giving you a chance to own a piece of history. The location will be closed later this year and torn down. You can now buy a Post Office box brass door. The doors are being offered to current box holders first.
You won't be able to physically take your door with you until they have closed this location for good. Postal Service spokesman Valerie Welsch tells The Big Z the newer doors are made of aluminum, so these older brass doors are kind of special.
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The U.S. Postal Service says once the downtown location closes, postal customers will have to use the post offices in Upper Alton on Main Street or the location at Alton Square until renovation of the former Piasa Lincoln - Mercury dealership on Homer Adams Parkway is complete.