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Picture of the Day 05.18.2012



In spite of the age of the neighborhoods I’ve lived in here in the Tundras of New England over the years, you don’t get to see these trap-doors much anymore (as most of homes and businesses removed them and simply bricked them up): a coal chute. Actually one of two on the old Kenyon Street School (Now called the Carl G Lauro Elementary School)on Kenyon St, which is closer to the Broadway side of Federal Hill. While the coal furnaces had been replaced with oil burners in the 50s – 60s, friends that had worked in maintenance at this school told me (back in the 80s) that the doors were still workable, and are padlocked from the inside. Makes me wonder if they’re still in working order or not.

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