Monday, August 31, 2009

Stone benches worth a stop

One block east of Mill and Section Line in Plainville you'll find these unusual rock benches that look like a huge lip resting on top of stone.

These benches were placed in the city park after World War II.

The idea originated from similar structures in a private pocket park just west of Mill and Broadway that were built during the 1930s to provide travelers a place to rest.

A close-up view shows the use of white stone to make the words stand out.

If you explore the back streets of most towns, you'll find something unusual, something that will help you "get" the town!

KE #2 Marci Penner

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