Creative Mailboxes of Ashland Photo Essay: Part 1

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Artistic, Amazing and Unusual Mailboxes

My Grand Prize #1 so far

A combination of creativity and attention to detail sets this mailbox on Voris Avenue apart from the rest. Greg, creator of this mailbox, was working in his garage as I stopped to admire the little cabin that became a mailbox. I told him how much I enjoyed the woodwork, the chimney, even the realistic garden plants on both sides of the cabin. He told me I would also enjoy the inside. Scroll down to see what I saw inside the cabin/mailbox.

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Amazing detail on this home-made Voris Avenue mailbox. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2019)
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Greg, creator of this mailbox, is showing the inside. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2019)
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Can you see the small inhabitant inside, just waiting to take a look at the daily mail? (photo by Peter Finkle, 2019)

Painted mailboxes

So far in my walks around Ashland, I have seen a variety of lovely and creative painted mailboxes. Here are a few. I am sure there are many more for me to discover.

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This Holstein mailbox is at 886 A Street. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2018)
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These golden spirals on Morton Street caught my fancy. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2018)
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Bright colors cover this Beach Street mailbox. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2018)
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This unusual combination of colors and styles is on A Street. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2018)
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From a cat to a blue jay, this one on Scenic Drive. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)
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From a blue jay to a lavender color flower on Ray Lane. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)
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Here’s a whole different style of mailbox and flower. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)

Unusual mailboxes

These eclectic mailboxes grabbed my attention and brought a smile to my face.

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The unusual railroad engine mailbox on 5th Street, combined with the creative house numbers, is a striking combination. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2018)
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I find creativity in the placement of this mailbox on Alida Street. The colorful yard sale clothing adds to the scene. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)
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I used this photo of mailboxes on upper Beach Street as the lead photo in my very first WalkAshland article, published April 2018. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2018)

My Grand Prize #2 so far

This is the most sculptural mailbox I have seen in town so far. From bottom to top, there is so much to see. I focused on the critter standing atop the mailbox in my photos. Is “cute” the right word for it? What do you think?

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You can enjoy the creativity of this mailbox at 354 Helman Street. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)
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Going in a little closer. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)
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My wife says this is a cat. Do you agree? (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)

If you enjoyed this photo essay, you will enjoy my “Quirky Sights in Ashland” photo essay. Here is a link.

Author: Peter Finkle

My name is Peter Finkle. I moved to Ashland in 1991. My email is walkashland-at-ashlandhome.net. I am a Husband, Father, Poet, Writer and Herbal Health Researcher.

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