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‘Green Men’ in Binghamton

By Roger Luther
They tend to stay in the background, silent, often going unnoticed, but once you start looking they can be found in several places around town. They peer out at us from across the street and look down on us from above. Many have a slightly menacing look about them, not quite scary, but unsettling to be sure. Known as “Green Men,” they first appeared in this area more than 100 years ago.

Not to be confused with those ominous creatures of the same name that hail from the angry red planet, these fellows take the form of sculptured and molded faces surrounded by foliage, adorning walls and ceilings of some of this area’s architectural treasures. They don’t all look alike. For that matter, they’re rarely green in color and they don’t always take the form of a man. But Green Men have one thing in common: each of the faces is surrounded by, or is in some way associated with foliage. Hence, the “green” connection.

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