This mailbox of Woodward Avenue is inspired by the automotive aficionado culture that comes alive each year during the Woodward Dream Cruise. Cruising Woodward Avenue, stretching from Detroit Michigan Northwest for 27 miles, dates back to the 1950s.

 

This mailbox has numerous little details. The door resembles the front end of a car with headlights and a grill. From a distance, the entire mailbox resembles a train. Inside the crowded line of storefronts lies a pebble walkway. Woodward Avenue has a lineup of classic cars on either side of a tree-filled boulevard. A bright red, yellow and green traffic light gleams at the front of the mailbox. To complete the design, a Woodward Ave street sign appears next to the red flag. 

 

In 1807 Woodward began as a road for horse-drawn carriages and eventually providing a vital pathway for Detroit’s auto industry. Woodward (also known as “M-1”) was the nation’s first “superhighway. Woodward and Michigan Avenue became the first intersection with a three-color traffic light, an invention by Detroit police officer William Potts.

 

Hundreds of thousands have marched on Woodward during times of war, unrest and in peace. In June 1963, Martin Luther King Jr and Walter Reuther led more than 125,000 people in a march on Woodward in Detroit in support of the civil rights movement.

 

The Woodward Dream Cruise is an automotive event attended by millions from arou