New York City = House of Hades

About a year ago, several large, colorful street tiles appeared in Buffalo, NY. By winter the “House of Hades” tiles had been completely destroyed by snowplows. But their creators have been tenacious. Earlier this year, a new batch appeared in Buffalo. Now, a HHH tile has popped up at 9th Ave and 56th street in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. Stylistically, aesthetically, artistically and creatively these are my favorite of the “copycat” tiles:

Also, last Friday’s post listed 12 new Toynbee tiles here in Philly. Since Friday I’ve seen additional new tiles at:

5th and Walnut
5th and Market
6th and Market (2 of them, 1 already badly damaged, the other nearly destroyed)

Also, Justin reported a tile at 34th and Walnut and I’m sure there are more.


Lindsey Marie

June 8, 2012 at 6:28 am - Reply

Have any connections to long/lat or street names been made? Chestnut seems to be prominent.

Maria Marrero

August 18, 2016 at 10:07 pm - Reply

519 Amherst buffalo new York
House of Hades tile


March 23, 2017 at 5:16 am - Reply

Hi there, I’m in Canada. I’ve been interested in these tiles as well. So far in my search up here, there has been nothing found in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, or the Okanagan in B.C. If anyone has any locations of any tiles here in Canada that would be great to post them here too. 🙂

Steve Weinik

March 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

No Toynbee tiles have ever been reported in Canada, but I bet House of Hades or Stikman have made it up there at some point. Best best is Toronto/Montreal.

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