September 9, 2020


The lanterns bracketing the Prospect Tower plaque, then and now.

Above, the plaque at the entryway of No. 45, bracketed by two stained glass lanterns, in 1988.  These appear to be the building's original lanterns, by then in a state of disrepair ‒ particularly the fixture at right, missing an entire glass panel. 

The lanterns were removed at some point in the 1990s. Although nothing like the originals, the replacements have a acquired a vintage patina after 25+ years outdoors.

Speaking of fixtures on No. 45's facade, check out the story of its mysterious menu holder, here

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