More on Eddy’s Bread
Who doesn’t love picnics in the park – minus mosquitos of course. Saturday I had the honor of eating with the O’Connell family, descendants of JE O’Connell of Eddy’s Bread, and Nancy Bennett, a contemporary Wall Dog from The Wall Dogs . The O’Connell family has been approved to repaint the Eddy Bread ghost sign located on Last Chance Gulch and are making final preparations for “refreshing” the sign. It seems they do not want a complete re-paint as they want to keep the sign consistent with Helena’s historic downtown.
An added bonus to the eventful picnic was a tour of the O’Connell home in the Mansion District of Helena. It is a wonderful home, designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, and has innovations and enhancements throughout. This guy loved closets and I would kill for one-tenth of them. Much more will come as the September painting event comes around – and many thanks go to the O’Connells and Nancy for talking to me about the project.
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