3610 Adams Ave.
This box is rather large when compared to some of the others. It sits imposingly on the corner of 36th St. and Adams Ave., right near the neighborhood grocery store that most of us locals frequent. This particular box was repainted to its current design in 2016 — which features playful pastel blue faces with gestural line work that creates the features and expression of each silly face, with two pairs of faces adorning each of the four sides of the box. Unfortunately due to it’s age, the box had seen better days and now the paint had become a bit faded and worn, with a fuzzy blob of grey spray paint covering up an ugly bit of graffiti someone had written over one of the faces. It took me a little time to make my repairs because the box really is so much bigger than one might expect, but thankfully the design the original artist painted was simple enough that matching the colors didn’t take too long and I was able to cover the spray paint and touch up the faded areas and return this box to it’s former glory.