Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Outhouse?



This little shed is on the sidewalk outside the building on Pearl Street that once housed Congregation Ados Israel,  Hartford's first synagogue.  As the neighborhood turned from residential into office buildings, the congregation's members moved out of town and the temple was closed.  I showed the building earlier this year.

What do you think this little building is?  I don't know either.

18 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

No idea but I like a lot the door! :)
Cool image for Wednesday doorway!
Léia

Kate said...

It's an unusual addition to the building. I don't mean to be blasphemous-- I don't know what it's for yet I know what it reminds me of!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Seems barely fit a person, too tall for a dog, rather unusual as a storage room ...

Luis Gomez said...

Gardening tools?

Unknown said...

Given the location, and the time of year, it's probably a Sukkah, or an artistic interpretation of one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkah

Sharon said...

It has sure taken on the "outhouse" look. But, I bet it's just a storage area.

joo said...

Well, whatever it is it has really nice door:)

Malyss said...

For garden's tools? or maybe there's an electric meter?.. anyway, I lik ethe colors and the moon on the door.

Sylvia K said...

Well, it looks like a pretty classy outhouse to this old farm girl, but it seems a little out of place in Hartford! What a fun shot it is though! You do find the good ones, Jack!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

They have gone to some trouble to make it LOOK like an outhouse.

Leslie D. said...

It looks like something they accidentally left on the sidewalk when they moved.

Lorelle said...

It looks relatively new to me. I say its just a storage shed meant to look like an outhouse. Fun either way.

RedPat said...

I was thinking Sukkah too but I think they have to be open to the sky.
The moon makes me think of outhouses!

Michelle said...

The moon does make me think it is an outhouse.

Paul in Powell River said...

I vote for guardhouse, to keep the riff-raff away from that fine looking building!

Dianne said...

It's a beautifully maintained building Jack.

Randy said...

Garden shed maybe?

Virginia said...

And you didn't try and see or open it?? Shame on you. It's an outhouse. That's that.
V