Sunday, June 08, 2008


Anyone know what the deal is with these golden fire hydrants? I've seen several in the downtown area and they certainly are eye-catching. Most of the other ones around the city seem to be plain yellow. What color are the fire hydrants in your city?


Anonymous nebel said...

Here's another one:

Sun Jun 08, 11:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lynette said...

No idea at all. Our fire hydrants come in all sorts of shapes, configurations, and colors here in Portland, Oregon.

Sun Jun 08, 06:30:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The golden ones are sponsored by some one like a business, club or politician; unveiled with fanfare they show some one is caring about the neighborhood. Probably the city burros could find you a list of locations. I'm guessing they're mostly in front on car dealers and hotels.
Richard (SAN)

Sun Jun 08, 11:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks for stopping by! Richard, I'm glad it is not our tax dollars being spent on this! This one was in front of a bank.

Mon Jun 09, 08:54:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is one in San Francisco at Dolores and 20th where the 1906 fire was brought under control. Are these San Diego hydrants located in "Golden Hill"?

Sat Jun 21, 09:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Agroman said...

They are actually just polished bronze. Fire hydrants are either cast iron or bronze and most are painted yellow. Typically the extra costs to polish them is paid for and maintained by a business organization or a resident depending on where they are located.

Mon Jun 23, 08:40:00 AM PDT  

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