On August 8, 2007, postal services were suspended in the Fayette County town of Westgate after lightning struck the adjacent building. The structure was deemed unsafe and prone to collapse, causing the post office to be endangered and closed. After the post office was closed, cluster boxes were installed in a nearby lot, and a formal meeting was held with community members the following spring.
In April 2010, when this photo was taken, a piece of paper with the message “Temporarily Closed” was posted inside the front door. However, attempts to regain an office for the community were unsuccessful; it was officially discontinued on October 25, 2009.