As I’ve noted before, one of the benefits to picking up running as a hobby is the deeper appreciation for the city I’ve lived in for the past three years. And with that appreciation comes awareness for things I generally have overlooked.
This brings me to a window – yes, a window – on a vacant building in downtown Hartford, Conn. While running past 111 Pearl Street over the last few months, I can’t help but notice a sign for one Dr. Benjamin Luntz. Obviously, he was a dentist back in the day, but each time I pass the window, I want to know more. Was he the last tenant in the building? Was he dentist to the Hartford stars, thus affording him the perk of a window pane for an infinite amount of time? Heck, even a Google search on Dr. Luntz has turned up empty on this Hartford mystery man.
So, while this has nothing to do with running, I figured I’d throw it out there. Do you have any insight into who Dr. Luntz was and/or why he gets free marketing in downtown?
PS – While 111 Pearl St. is vacant, the street-level portion of the building looks fantastic. Click here for more details on why.