Former Post Office 50426 (Carpenter, Iowa)

The Mitchell County town of Carpenter saw its post office close its doors on April 3, 2009, after nearly 140 years in the community. Though postal service dated to 1871, when Postmaster Tom Hagen retired, no one was available to replace him. The sign was removed and outdoor metal boxes were added for residents to pick up their mail. The nearest post office is in the town of St. Ansgar, six miles away.