Parkridge Barber Home House Tour 2013
I enjoyed seeing the handmade signs and details Lynne researched.
I felt somewhat guilty banging on the beautifully crafted sign posts with a sledgehammer.
I want to suggest an idea for the group to consider.
The idea is to have permanent walking tour markers indicating the historic Barber homes that would be visible year-round.
As a fan of history and technology enthusiast, personally I’d like to see some basic info on the permanent signs accompanied by a QR (Quick Reader) code linked to a more detailed online (perhaps blog) entry for each home. If you’ve been to Mead’s Quarry at Ijams, this is a way it’s done. More on the topic here: http://mashable.com/2010/10/13/bit-ly-qr-codes/
From a conference for wildlife agencies I attended a while ago, I know of a company in New York that prints custom signs for outdoor use on a variety of materials including aluminum, plastic of various gauges, and even self-adhesive reflective colors.
I have some samples at my house if anyone would like to see them, but the best place to see the products is on their site:
I don’t know what it might cost, it would depend on the materials and design.
I know the neighborhood has always wanted nice banners – perhaps someday we can DIY some screen-printed banners.
For now however, I think this would be an easy, economical way to communicate the historic character and sense of community to the entire neighborhood.
I was also wondering if there were grants to fund something like this:
I found this page:
Perhaps there is something that could be applied for.