When we moved in we found a note on the mailbox saying with change of ownership the USPS would stop delivering to the original mail slot and we had to get something else... Which was perplexing as there isn't much info on their website about restrictions and what is allowed, but I imagined a custom mailbox that would hint at the era of the house. After 4 months the furniture maker did his magic with the hardware I provided (a new slot and a vintage eagle PO box door) and some marine grade plywood. I primed, painted and voila! Also pictured is the cat who seems to be inhabiting our front yard. Cute but needy and meows a lot so in ignore mode right now so as to (hopefully) minimize future meowing.