Pete Young (peteyoung) wrote in toynbee_tiles,
Pete Young

Philadelphia, October 2005: Some Discoveries, part 6

We found three tiles at the junction of 12th & Chestnut. The first looks quite old, again with lettering that looks like it was carved rather than shaped into the tile:

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The second we left covered:

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With the third, again the cover came away very easily, but it was evident it had already suffered damage from traffic in that the blue wording on the right had already broken up. This extra wording varies from tile to tile, but it's usually some kind of instruction on how to lay the tiles, plus occasionally some conspiratorial reference to the Feds:

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