It was a good suggestion, as I’m always interested in examples of vintage roadside archeology that have somehow survived to the present.
I’d noticed that style of ornamental street sign over the years around Lorain (especially the rusty ones) but was not aware that they were becoming rare. Apparently the battered one at Hillsdale and West Erie was one of the last ones, which Jeremy noticed in his travels.
As it turns out, Jeremy’s suggestion was pretty timely.
Just in the last few months, the rusty, vintage sign was replaced by one of the new format signs (rounded edges with a white trim) that are becoming more common throughout that roadside corridor.
Just a tiny transition in the big scheme of things that reminds us that changes in our environment are alway taking place, whether we notice them or not.
Thanks to Jeremy Reynolds for his suggestion.