Day 26

Patriotic fire hydrant

January 25th, 2012

A remnant of 1976? No — the paint looks too fresh.


  1. Gigi says:

    I came across a hydrant painted red, white, and blue and with stars, too, in Tribeca. Here’s a pic I took ..

  2. Thomas says:

    Younger visitors may not remember that painted fire hydrants was a big urban guerilla art movement for the nation’s bicentennial. Many fire departments did not like it because the paint schemes on some hydrants tell them things about the hydrant, or so they said. After 1976 the notion of painting hydrants faded away. Maybe there will be a come-back?

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