Sunday, December 20, 2009
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center has spray-painted all of the granite curbs surrounding their buildings and written "Tobacco-Free Zone" on them. Presumably you are no longer allowed to smoke on the sidewalk. I wonder if everybody in Hartford is allowed to paint their curb bright colors with messages?
Saturday, November 7, 2009
“If my people do not submit, I shall be forced to let go the hand of my Son. It is so strong and heavy, that I can no longer withhold it.
Posted by Rodger at 6:11 AM
Two painted signs on opposite sides of this Broad Street apartment building advertising Leverant and Wiseman Furniture at 14 Morgan Street. The business was owned by Samuel Wiseman and Louis Leverant and in 1919 was known as Leverant, Wiseman and Katzman after Solomon Katzman joined the business.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
On Zion Street. H&L stands for the first name of the couple who were the one-time owners "Hyman and Lily." The current owner has had many offers from parties interested in purchasing the signs but he refuses insisting they are "a part of the history of the place."
Posted by Rodger at 11:58 AM
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Our Lady of Sorrows Church on New Park Avenue. They have added a new marble sign on the front lawn as was the fashion in the 80's but the original sign (now slightly obscured by 1970's safety lights) reads as a prayer: "Our Lady of Sorrows Pray for Us." The cornerstone, with similar gothic text reads Anno Domini 1923
Sunday, September 13, 2009
A famous Hartford sign on Fairfield Avenue, designed by George Keller. Two columns on both sides of the main gate both proclaiming the name Cedar Hill Cemetery. In the foreground of this masterpiece are some stakes with neon tape.
I am praying that this is not the site of a future "sign" that would simply be superfluous to the majestic sign directly behind it and would be another example of so many noble buildings who already have signs create a special one directed towards passing motor cars instead of directing the eyes toward the entrance or building itself.
Posted by Rodger at 2:09 PM