Historic Signage Project
As the city begins to look forward to its 350th anniversary on May 13, 2025, the Board of Aldermen/Alderwomen have given approval to a committee to explore an effort to celebrate its historic downtown area once known as the Borough of Birmingham. The project is designed to include plaques commemorating people, places and events associated with the area. The concept calls for the placement of signage on buildings and grounds throughout the area. The graphic above shows some of the possibilities, but for a better understanding take a look at the interactive Google map at https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1O4RYng1thGvzMCtGFV2RSEtO0q5Dh_zU&usp=sharing.
This is a sample design for a small plaque that can easily be attached to a building with the language customized specifically for whatever description is needed. Each of the plaques would include the graphic of the city seal to indicate it being part of the program. The idea would be to have all of the plaques installed in time for the official birthday in 2025. Owners of individual properties would be able to purchase appropriae plaques for their properties and the city would handle those on municipal properties.Watch for more information as it becomes available.
For an earlier news article about the origins of this project, click here.
Story posted on October 15,2022