The Wind Met Our Beloved V.H. Lang Sign

the Rochesteriat | 2014

the Rochesteriat | 2014

As passionate Rochesterian's, downtown residents, and people who LOVE to explore cities - we often take walks around our neighborhood (Washington Square Park Neighborhood). We talk about the buildings, the new and old, the history, the charm, and what life was probably like "back then"...

You know, the heydays of Midtown, Sibley's, Kodak and Xerox....

the Rochesteriat | 2014

the Rochesteriat | 2014

One of our favorite buildings for as long as we've been here has been this one, V.H. Lang Trophies, located at 222 South Avenue (extension). And while the trophy shop closed down a few years ago, we still admire the building for its charm, the old worn signs that remain, and the history it had here in Rochester. We hoped that when the building was renovated the owner would love the vintage signs as much as we did, and we secretly wished they'd decide to keep them.

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

But sadly, after our windy Wednesday, the sign jutting off the building just couldn't hold on anymore. Being damaged in the wind (like many other things), it was broken and is now dangling.

The Rochesteriat

The Rochesteriat

While there's always a chance that it will be repaired, we fear that it won't be. It's almost a test to see who you have as the current owner of the building and what they ultimately value. 

Here's to V.H. Lang, to their investment into the community and their commitment to downtown.


Check out our post from January 2015 on another Washington Square Park Neighborhood gem of the past:
Inside the "Little House in the City".


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Stefanie is Co-Founder of the Rochesteriat. She LOVES, LOVES, LOVES the well-worn V.H. Lang signs, they give the neighborhood so much character. Join the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.