September 13, 2012
Mailboxes don’t get enough respect. Not only are they important tools that connect us to the wider world, but they are also the first thing visitors see when pulling up to a home from the street. Mailboxes tell a story about the people who own them – and of course there are a lot of great stories being told all over Doraville. This post is one in a regular series that looks at mailboxes from all over the city – if you have one that you think should be featured, please leave a comment and I will get in touch with you!
This week’s mailbox comes from Doraville’s Gordon Hills subdivision (part of the Northwoods Historic District). It has one of the more whimsical mailbox posts that we’ve featured here – a small tree with the mailbox nestled in its branches. When I drive by this one, it conjures images of tree houses, swiss family robinson, enchanted trees – I guess the whole gambit of magic and childhood! Pretty neat for something that is ultimately a structure with a very utilitarian purpose!
Is that a Keebler Elf I see hiding just behind the post?
I’m consistently amazed by the creativity and inventiveness that people in this city display with their mailboxes! Keep it up, Doraville!