Pittsburgh Sights #6

This item is not really in Pittsburgh at all – the location is one of the rest stops on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. But, it was part of the Pittsburgh trip so I feel it fits right in here. On our way home, we stopped to eat lunch, and I noticed all the chairs at the tables had a little keystone cut-out in the back.


Certainly very handy to put your fingers into so as to get a good grip to pull out the chair, right? Yes, of course, but there’s more to it – the keystone is the symbol for our state.


Any shape would have been useful, pretty much, but I liked the imagination someone had to make it a keystone.



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2 responses to “Pittsburgh Sights #6

  1. I love how keystones stop the arches from falling down. 🙂

    • Yes, that has always fascinated me. I think the nickname for PA comes about from the idea at the formation of the US, the state was the capital, and had so many other associations with the formation of the US, that it was the keystone of the effort. Interesting how that still is remembered through things like these chairs!

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