Friday, September 12, 2008

Rapids Parking

I just love this retro sign which marks tandem parking in a lot on the triangular intersection of Portland, Merrimac & New Chardon Streets. Even the parking system is retro with an attendant who mans a booth, holds the keys, and moves the cars around. Hard to imagine that in downtown Boston, where the property values are astronomical, that a simple parking lot is a lucrative business. However, Boston is reputed to be one of the most expensive cities in the United States to park a car.

4 comments:

Barbara Rahal said...

that is a good looking sign!!

Fornya said...

I took a photo of this sign too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fornya/553510479/in/set-72157600075369473/

Who doesn't love beat up old retro signs?

Anonymous said...

realy retro this parking sign , very funny and so historical in Boston downtown !

Therion256 said...

I recently did some shots of this sign, and I put my commentary below it.

What was the Rapids? An old nightclub? Movie Theater? I don't know anyone who would give their parking lots a name.

Click here to see.