Sunday, November 6, 2016

Ubiquitous


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.


3 comments:

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.