Blount Cultural Park Signage
The Blount Cultural Park in Montgomery, inspired by the English countryside, is home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and 293 acres of walking trails leading through the Shakespeare Garden, a dog park and an amphitheater. It is a wonderful escape from the impersonal asphalt and faceless architecture that surround it.
Local renowned architects McAlpine Tankersley added their graceful touch to the park with the addition of the iconic Thunderhouse and stone bridge, the Shakespeare Garden building, the Blount Chapel, Wee Top and the timber and iron signage that greets visitors to the park and guides their journey.
The inspiration for my first mailbox came from the large entry sign we assembled in my shop and created the large scale ironwork for. The 2 main beams are 14" by 14" and 24 feet tall. The cross beam is 17 feet long. The beams weigh 5,000 pounds and were brought here from South America by barge. The iron scrolls were forged from 1/2" by 6" bars, which are also found on the Cashier's Mailbox.
I hope that my mailboxes and signs pay proper homage to the original designs as well as to the incredible gift Winton and Carolyn Blount left to the city of Montgomery.
Model #: One of a Kind