I've decided to claim the post office/telegram office. i'm working out the details now.
Post office/Telegram office
right next to Dreamy's Drugstore and Soda Joint along Ravenlov St.
It is a classic red brick building with romanized arch windows, and two double doors on front lobby which projects. The doors open into the small entrance lobby where the post office boxes are, and then there is another set of doors, one labeled in, the labeled out. When you go in through the door you see a rectangular room that has a line separator to follow, keeping those waiting nice and orderly. There is a small island in between the lines where those waiting can write down information on their packages if they wish or write on telegram request slips, along with pens attached to the small island. the line ends at a barred teller window that has a dutch door to the right of it where the top is double hinged. There is a curtain behind the teller so you cannot see past her, for the teller is the mail mistress, and she is sitting on a chair. The door is for the teller to be able to hand over larger packages and to enter the lobby area if it becomes necessary. After meeting with the teller you would then be pointed out the door that says out, with your mailing needs taken care off. This is also where you would pick up any telegrams you had received or place any orders, and it would be relayed to the telegram office in back.
What you don't see is behind the door, for that is only for the mail mistresses eyes.
Back there you would see after entering is directly to your left the teller curtained off part which is flush with the wall, then behind that layers of shelves coved in packages. In the middle you would see the wood burning stove with the pipe to the ceiling, which often sends off colors that fire doesn't normally have. on the back wall its bricked up to some little windows at the very top that can be opened for ventilation but are opaque so you cannot see in or out. There is a small door in the back along the right wall, and a small staircase that heads upstairs to the living quarters of the mail mistress. below the staircase is a desk with a telegraph machine, and and the front wall are the instruments that go with it. the floor is kept open and clean for easy movement of packages.
The mail mistress and the telegraph person(gender unknown) both live in the small upstairs apartment above the post office. It is a two bedroom apartment with one bath, and the living room overlooks the street. the kitchen has a view of the New Arkham City Hall and Municapla Building, and the bedrooms overlook the drug store.
so i don't know if you could visualize it from my writing, so here are pics! (please forgive the crappyness of my drawings, i did then in a hurry and without much effort cause i'm just giving an idea, feel change as you wish whatever you want)
outside of the building
Post office box's
Telegraph machine setup
Double hinged door
The mail in New Arkham is always delivered in a timely fashion. Very very punctual. It always opens on time, the Head mail mistress always arrives 30 minutes before the opening of the post office and will close exactly on time, customers or no. She always has a friendly smile for customers during working hours, and is possibly the happiest person in existence. The mail is delivered to the post office at the back door.
Since Arkham is so small and she is the only employee of the post office, she has created post office boxes for free for all residents so that she doesn't have to deliver the mail every day to their homes. They can pick up their mail anytime of day with their mail key from their post office box, and anything left over on Sat will be delivered by her in her trusty little mail scooter. She especially had her scooter's bags enchanted to be a vacuum space to hold non living things. If you Ordered living Items they have to be picked up in person. This is all to make things more cost effective. At first her proposal for these stipulations were refused by "those who pay for stuff" but after being locked into a room with her, and 20 hour long powerpoint on the pro's and cons, and eating her cake and cookies, they give in and paid for things because they realized thats she "was going to be saving them more money than they could ever dream!" they would say in a voice of someone hypnotized if ever asked why the mail mistress always seemed to have those pricy spells.
rules of new arkham mail:
1. Do not loose your post office box key
2. Your mail will only be delivered to your residence on saturdays between the hours of 11am and 4 pm
3. living items will not be delivered, you must pick them up in person.
The telegram office is also operated out of the post office. It is operated by a separate staff member who only handles telegrams, and nothing related to the post. Both the mail mistress and the telegram lackey live on the 2nd floor of the post office and they never invite anyone into their apartment. In fact people don't know if they've ever even met the Telegram lackey cause they have never seen who the person is who does it. They do know it is someone who can keep secrets though, for the telegram lackey is blood vowed that if they ever say what they have seen or sent on a telegram they will have to eviscerate themselves.
pics of scooters
hmm... thats' all i can think of for now for story.