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Hillside Road Bridge, Merritt Parkway, Fairfield, Connecticutfrom the Library of Congress
Carved owl. Hoot hoot! Wider view of the bridge here.
From the LoC:

DETAIL OF BRIDGE ABUTMENT RELIEF SCULPTURE.   Merritt Parkway, Hillside Road Bridge, Spanning Hillside Road, Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

I’ve spent a lot of time going through the LoC’s photo archives, which make available the Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record photos. I urge you to check them out yourself!

Hillside Road Bridge, Merritt Parkway, Fairfield, Connecticut
from the Library of Congress

Carved owl. Hoot hoot! Wider view of the bridge here.

From the LoC:

DETAIL OF BRIDGE ABUTMENT RELIEF SCULPTURE.   Merritt Parkway, Hillside Road Bridge, Spanning Hillside Road, Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

I’ve spent a lot of time going through the LoC’s photo archives, which make available the Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record photos. I urge you to check them out yourself!

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Art Deco Hooters, Atlanta, GeorgiaPhoto by Wendy Darling
Another building I’ve wanted a shot of for quite a while. This little  Deco building is overlooked mainly because it’s a Hooters. This is at  Peachtree St. & International Blvd. in Downtown Atlanta. It was  originally built in the 1920s as a car dealership.
Meanwhile, the  plastic owl on the upper story window is one of several installed to,  purportedly, keep pigeons from roosting in the vicinity. But it’s a  Hooters hooter!

Art Deco Hooters, Atlanta, Georgia
Photo by Wendy Darling

Another building I’ve wanted a shot of for quite a while. This little Deco building is overlooked mainly because it’s a Hooters. This is at Peachtree St. & International Blvd. in Downtown Atlanta. It was originally built in the 1920s as a car dealership.

Meanwhile, the plastic owl on the upper story window is one of several installed to, purportedly, keep pigeons from roosting in the vicinity. But it’s a Hooters hooter!

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