ROXBURY HERO

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Stamped-metal sign commemorating Andrew F. Hayes, who was killed during World War I, at Tremont and Parker Streets in Roxbury, Boston. I’ve become fascinated with these signs, which can be found all over town.

The red globe in the background is mounted on a fire alarm so traffic can readily see it. In NYC, fire alarms used to be signified in this manner but the practice was discontinued in the 1960s.

In Boston, Tremont is pronounced TREM-mont, while in the Bronx, it’s TREE-mont.

3/18/13





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