I Googled and found out this blurb on a Facebook page for Main Street Lehigh Valley:
"Catasauqua Painted Fire Hydrant tour: These student's artistic masterpieces were the result of a partnership between the Catasauqua Borough Business Revitalizaiton Program and the Sheckler... Elementary School art department. Funding was provided by the County of Lehigh, the GLVCC Foundation's MSLV initiative, and the borough of Catasauqua. Stay tuned for more information."
I didn't find more info, but I found painted hydrants! The ones featured today are on Pine, Bridge, Church and Front Streets. If you know of more, let me know I will go and a second excursion.
|This is a cross from the fire station, how appropriate|
The version of fire hydrants used today were invented by Birdsill (the man's name was Birdsill? and we think some of today's names are strange) Holly of Lockport, New York, known for his prodigious contributions to the field of hydraulic engineering in the 19th Century. While Holly was only one of many involved in the development of the fire hydrant, innovations he introduced are largely responsible for the fire hydrant used today.
So I found 10 of these beautifully painted Fire Hydrants, I hope you enjoy them as much I did and that's.....another day in Catasauqua.