Sunday, November 6, 2016


Looking like some odd portrait for a family
of circus acrobats, these chairs are stacked in a backyard
on Indy's Old Northside neighborhood.
The neighborhood is made up of numerous homes
in various stages of restoration, renewal,
and remodeling.

These pictures were taken Wednesday evening
as I walked a couple blocks from 
the bus stop to the Indiana Landmarks Center.
At one corner, a contractor who obviously
 took pride in his work, had embedded
a small plaque in a sidewalk he had installed.
While I couldn't find information
related to the sidewalks in this neighborhood,
Mr. Foster was responsible for the
construction of sidewalks, about a half
mile away, in July of 1893.
Here, nearly 125 years later, the quality
of the man's work is still apparent
in that it is still in use.


William Kendall said...

The plaque makes an interesting variant on a ghost sign!

Speedway said...

Thank you, William. But is it a "ghost sign"? It is it's original self, stuck in the concrete, with a patina that is unfaded.

22bb3f66-7671-11e3-bf04-000bcdcb471e said...

I would say it is not a ghost sign at all. A ghost sign is "fading remains of painted advertising on walls". This is more like a maker's mark impressed into the finish product.