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Friday Flags in Cheshire CT

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Friday Flags in Cheshire CT

The flag today comes from a plot of ground in front of a colonial structure that was once a thriving business.  

Now called the Ball & Socket arts building, it offers attractions and areas to exhibit for local artists. In its heyday, it was a stamping plant that made all manner of buttons, some of which adorned the military uniforms during the Civil War.

Back in the late 1980's the company was bought by Waterbury Companies and their museum was merged with that plants.

A factory with a proud heritage and once the source of work for so many now has a different audience, but the flag still waves proudly.

Friday Flags in Cheshire CT

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Ed, Great to see the flag still proudly waving on the property!

Apr 19, 2024 04:35 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  There are a lot of businesses that have the flag flying in the area, it's a matter of being there when the wind is active. Thanks for stopping.

Apr 19, 2024 05:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ed. In these troubled times it is nice to see your flag series and know there are some who still respect the flag and love the freedoms America offers. Too many others who hate this place should be deported to where they say they love. Enjoy your day.

Apr 19, 2024 04:36 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Wayne Martin   I agree and always have a smile when I see one in front of a home or business.

Apr 19, 2024 05:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love those big tall flag poles so the flag is visible from far away. Love it!

Apr 19, 2024 05:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ed,

Once again you have provide us with a wonderful photo of Ole' Glory waving majestically! Love the tall poles and so good to see in today's environment!

Apr 19, 2024 06:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ed... loved reading about the history of the building graced by your lovely flag photo.

Apr 19, 2024 06:56 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Ed,
Happy Friday and thanks for another shot of Ole Glory flying proudly!

Apr 19, 2024 08:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Friday Ed and thank you for sharing Old Glory with us today.  I need to take more pictures of flags also.


Apr 19, 2024 08:58 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754: I really like your flag series. It makes me pop up to look at the flag. Ours is not waving but is there proudly on the flag pole 

Apr 19, 2024 09:37 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

That's an interesting history of that building. And what a stunning photo against that bright blue sky!

Enjoy your weekend.


Apr 19, 2024 10:28 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

I love little factoids and snippets of history.  In Tucson, I swear the car dealerships have the largest flags.  I can't even imagine folding one.  It must take multiple people like they do at the sporting events.  We had company from London once and they were surprised to see so many flags flying in America.

Apr 19, 2024 11:16 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed it is good to see these old building being put to good use, and our flag always makes them look better.

Apr 19, 2024 03:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ed- I love companies and businesses that show their patriotism by flying our flag!!

Apr 19, 2024 08:47 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Another great Flag photo. It is alway good to see Old Glory waving in the wind.

Apr 20, 2024 06:26 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have good weather today in Maryland and the flags are flying in Kentlands, our home community.

Apr 21, 2024 08:15 AM