Tucson's neighborhood streets are lined with single-family homes. Many of these homes have mailboxes at the curb... and some of these mailboxes are artistic. (You’ll especially notice these mailboxes if you’re going fairly slowly — on a bicycle, for instance, as I do. I avoid the main streets whenever I can... I take different streets than I have before... and I bring a camera.)
This blog has photos of the mailboxes I’ve spotted, a brief description, the address, and a place to click to find the mailbox on a map. If you’re looking for a particular mailbox, or for mailboxes in a certain part of town, please let me know what sort of extra information would help you! Here's the contact page (that’s probably better than leaving a comment here or on one of the mailboxes).
If you’d like to read more about mailboxes, our first post explains.
Do you know the story of a particular mailbox or want to say something about it? Please do leave a comment. Other people will see it, appreciate it, and might reply with another comment. (Comments are moderated to avoid ones that are off-topic. I try to stay on top of them, but it may take a day or two for yours to appear.)
Oh, and I know from my years writing the Tucson Murals Project blog that the following question will come up: “What is art?” I don’t try to make a formal definition; I'll leave that to people who enjoy long discussions. My definition is roughly this: If it's not a plain-vanilla factory-made cookie-cutter typical mailbox, it might be artistic. When in doubt, I post a photo here and let you decide.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy!