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First you may want to read this previous post illustrating my conviction that the old New York City fire call boxes bear a strong resemblance to Japanese Buddhist sculptures of Kannon, Goddess of Mercy. Pictured above, another similarity. The lotus dais upon which Kannon (this one a thousand-armed incarnation) sits. Senju-Kannon, Fujii-dera, Osaka, left. Fire box, Brooklyn, right.

First you may want to read this previous post illustrating my conviction that the old New York City fire call boxes bear a strong resemblance to Japanese Buddhist sculptures of Kannon, Goddess of Mercy. Pictured above, another similarity. The lotus dais upon which Kannon (this one a thousand-armed incarnation) sits. Senju-Kannon, Fujii-dera, Osaka, left. Fire box, Brooklyn, right.

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This style of fire call box which is all over New York, reminds me of Japanese Buddhist sculptures of Kannon, Goddess of Mercy. (note: the Chinese style of Guan Yin is somewhat different) There is one example in my neighborhood that is particularly lovely -- very old with peeling paint -- that is, to me, so similar to various standing examples of this deity. Similarities in form: the "pose," the overall boxy shape, the surface texture, the crowning finial.

This style of fire call box which is all over New York, reminds me of Japanese Buddhist sculptures of Kannon, Goddess of Mercy. (note: the Chinese style of Guan Yin is somewhat different) There is one example in my neighborhood that is particularly lovely -- very old with peeling paint -- that is, to me, so similar to various standing examples of this deity. Similarities in form: the "pose," the overall boxy shape, the surface texture, the crowning finial.

Another similarity: the boxy shape of the head. What am I talking about? Read this first and then this.  Fire box detail, Brooklyn, left. Eleven-headed Kannon detail, Tokko-san Fumon-in, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, right. (note: this temple somehow relates to the human genome project... neat!)

Another similarity: the boxy shape of the head. What am I talking about? Read this first and then this. Fire box detail, Brooklyn, left. Eleven-headed Kannon detail, Tokko-san Fumon-in, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, right. (note: this temple somehow relates to the human genome project... neat!)

Historical fire in box factory in Pittsburgh, 13 girls died.

13 died and 20 were hurt in a tragic 1915 fire at a North Side factory. Watch the video in Steve Mellon's A Pittsburgh History.

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