On Clark Street near grand, back in 1898, a rather grizzly murder took place at a site now occupied by the back wall of a post office. A woman named Tillie Wolf (great name) got into a fight with a rival and ended up getting stabbed in the head with a sharpened umbrella. The umbrella shaft went through her skull and into her brain, killing her at once. Sounds like something out of a Batman comic, doesn’t it?
Perhaps it was lingering bad vibes that led people to put so cheerless an institution as the post office on that spot nearly a century later.