Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Mailboxes: Functional Artistry in Daily Life

By Elissa Tracy

Series: Life as Art | Story 16

One element most often overlooked in home design, yet undeniably significant, is the mailbox. It stands as the first impression, greeting us and our guests as we approach the driveway. This humble servant entrusted with our most vital correspondence, is visited nearly every day, sometimes barely held together by little more than plastic, wood, and nails. The question arises: can we elevate our mailbox to a piece of functional art that leaves a striking impression daily and seasonally?

While my focus primarily leans toward free-standing mailboxes, the principles outlined in this content can be...


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