The Newtown Pentacle

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Project Firebox 84

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An ongoing catalog of New York’s endangered Fireboxes.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Up on the hill which is Old Astoria, an expanse of manses and luxurious homes, one is normally blown down by the sheer Victorian glory of a manifest architectural record. It is easy to miss the tireless firebox, ignominiously serving its purpose. This scarlet gendarme wears its corroded complexion proudly, and it is always watchful.

Written by Mitch Waxman

August 17, 2013 at 7:30 am

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  1. Do I perceive a stickball strike-out zone rectangle on the wall to the left of the firebox? Placed above a cellar opening? Hmnnn. In any event, when was the last time you saw anybody playing stickball in this day and age?

    georgetheatheist . . . broom handle

    August 17, 2013 at 10:11 am


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