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On Genesee Street

Fourth of July 2002

The city’s main residential thoroughfare has a lot of classic Crouse-Hinds Art Deco and breadloaf signals. Some of these have been removed in recent years because they were deemed redundant in a city that has been, sadly, losing population (and traffic) since 1950.

Until around 1998, the control boxes were in their matching original yellow paint; that year or so, they received a coat of brown paint. More photos will be provided sometime in the future. On the whole, the vintage signals are in great condition. One could easily make a movie set in 1949 America. Utica is a nice-looking city located in a beautiful region of America.

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