I happened to drive by the museum and noticed the For Sale sign in front of the building. I have no problem with signage to advertise the property at the museum.

What troubles me though is the sheer size of the sign sitting in the middle of a residential neighborhood. The scale and proportion seem way out of line with the positioning so close to the street; it looks dreadful. I can’t imagine that this is desirable or permissible (not sure if we have ordinances for signage).

The size and typography of the sign is appropriate for an empty lot on Route 30 but on a residential street it looks simply awful. Maybe it’s just me who obsesses over aesthetics but take a look and see. I think it does confirm my worst fears that this is viewed as a commercial property — in the worst sense of the term– versus a historic piece of architecture.

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