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Historical Bronze Plaque in Chicago – Lee Pelty

September 22, 2012 Bronze Plaques Plaques

This bronze plaque, designed and produced by Impact Signs, was installed on the Chicago Row House on Lincoln Ave where Pelty lived for 38 years. Historical Bronze plaques such as these serve a great architectural purpose, to educate, memorialize, and add vibrancy and character to the city’s architecture. The photo is done by a method called photo relief, which is cast into the bronze plaque with texture, and then had rubbed with a bronze oxide paint to create the subtle texture and contrast. The result is a memorial portrait with substantial character, to serve as a timeless memorial.

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A sign to remember Lee Pelty’s home

Lee Pelty  was an American musical theatre actor, best known for his performances in numerous productions of Fiddler on the Roof, especially at the Old Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Chicago. Impact Signs has produced numerous outdoor bronze plaques in Chicago for a variety of clients ranging from memorials, building dedications, corporate, and museums. We were proud to be able to work with the team that was restoring the historic Lincoln Avenue row house. The home is part of a historic district in Chicago where homes are nearing 100 years old.

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Recognizing the past with a plaque that can withstand the future

Our bronze plaques stand out because of the durability of materials (hello Chicago winters) along with the quality craftsmanship and many options to personalize your plaque. Adding an image or logo on a historic plaque can recognize not only an individual but a company or organization that has been involved with the project. Recognizing a historic location is important to added beautification and cultural significance to a city. There are many reasons to recognize a historic location, including the significance of the building itself or if a noted individual had called it home.

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