Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fuller Brush (Again)



Above is a postcard showing the original location of the Fuller Brush Company -- discussed yesterday -- on Main Street in the north end of Hartford.  And, below is the building today.  Some nonprofit community groups occupy the space now.  The only conspicuous changes that I can see are that the big windows in the tower are covered and the windows have been modernized.


23 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

It's good that the building is till being used. I like seeing the then and now.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great capture!
Though it would be nice that the windows were still the same!
Thanks for sharing, Jack!

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Lowell said...

If I hadn't read your commentary I would have guessed this to be a school. Interesting how little has changed over the years. Must have used lots of Fuller brushes and other products keeping it up!

Am I a curmudgeon? I am not! And I revel in lots of things, like ice cream!

P.S What's a curmudgeon?

cieldequimper said...

Ah, the then and now series beginning. You're right, nothing much has changed but that's GOOD.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Fuller flag is gone also, to be expected I guess..I'm happy that such a fine looking building is still being used Jack. I also preferred the previous windows.

Kate said...

I like the looks of the building on the old postcard better than the modernized version. Looks like this Fuller plant bit the dust too as our did in St. Paul. Haven't seen one of their products for a long timel

Michelle said...

Nice to see that it is still being used and loved.

Ed said...

It's nice to see these old buildings being used today. So many just go to ruin.

Sharon said...

You are right, much the same as before. I love the comparison.

Birdman said...

Looks like an Armory we have here. Same design w/ the tower and all.

Sylvia K said...

Interesting difference -- not much, but it does look "updated"! I, too, am glad that the building is still being used. Have a great week, Jack!

Leif Hagen said...

Our former neighbor used to be a Fuller brush man! My father-in-law used to sell Fuller brushes as a summer college job, longggg ago....

Glad you spotted the Hartford exec on my blog this week - I meant to let you know, Jack!

jennyfreckles said...

Still an elegant building for an industrial purpose -wouldn't look out of place in Saltaire!

William Kendall said...

It's a good looking building. Very pleasing to see that it's in use.

RamblingRound said...

Glad the building is still being used, just hate to see the changes in the tower windows.

RedPat said...

You lined up your shot perfectly! Looks like they have mechanicals on the top of the tower now.

LONDONLULU said...

What a lovely structure, happy it was spared the demolition ball and thrives.

The Fuller Brush display yesterday was fascinating. To me, the Fuller Brush (Sales)Man is almost mythic, something you only read about in books now.

Randy said...

What a beautiful building. It's nice to see some of the old ones still being used.

VP said...

Glad it still used, but I like more the windows in the old version.

SRQ said...

Interesting captures, Jack. We have a similar school right on U.S. 41. I love it -- very 'old school', so to speak. What's striking to me is the lack of setback. That wouldn't happen nowadays with a school.

Stefan Jansson said...

They need a flag on the roof!

LOLfromPasa said...

Great that the building has been put to good use and hasn't changed that much. Enjoyed your post about the good old Fuller Brushes.

Alice Flanders said...

Just to let everyone know that Fuller brushes and Fuller brush distributors still exist. I am one.