Montlake, 22nd Ave E and E Roanoke

10) After the bitter disappointment I faced a couple days ago when I found that a mailbox had been lost to a demolition project, I knew I had to head over to Montlake to snap this box as soon as possible. A while back I heard that the grocery store on this spot was in danger of being torn down to create a staging area for the west end of the 520 bridge project. I don’t know if that’s still going to happen, but happily the box was there waiting for me at 22nd Ave E and E Roanoke when I arrived on this rainy Saturday morning.

Georgetown, S Orcas St

14) If it’s a double-wide snorkel box, there’s a good chance it’s living at a post office! That’s certainly the case with this one, residing at the PO in Georgetown on S Orcas Street. Fun fact: when I first moved to Seattle in the mid-80s, I worked in an office building right next door. I bet I mailed many letters in this very box.

Olympic Manor, NW 89 Place and 23 Ave NW

19) The skies were menacing the morning I visited the Olympic Manor neighborhood and found this box waiting at NW 89 Place and 23 Ave NW. Fun fact — We used to live near here and would frequently take the dog on walks through these streets. One thing that was impossible not to notice was how many lawns were impeccably groomed with the grass blades cut to about 1/2?. They reminded me of military buzz cuts.