A fossilized bacteriophage! One of several on the 3400 block of Grove Ave.
Temple Beth-El, 3330 Grove Ave.
All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3000 Grove Ave.
Near the Confederate Memorial Chapel, 2900 Grove Ave.
The inscription reads, "One of the guns used in the defence of Fort Sumter."
No particular story here. I've got two Facebook friends who would appreciate the inherent humor of a "fossilized 'phage" (yeah, we're paleo-/bio- geeks. Sod off) so in a sudden burst of inspiration and energy I grabbed my camera and headed east on Grove and wound up playing tourist, snapping pics all the way to the Boulevard. We won't talk about how many gallons of sweat I lost on this little expedition; let's just say no one stood close to me in line at the 7-11 when I purchased a Diet Peach Snapple.