Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rinella Produce

W.B. Glafke Co. Building, 1917

This "Rinella Produce" sign is fairly recent by ghost sign standards. The barely visible sign across the top, however, probably dates back to the building's origin which was a warehouse for the W.B. Glafke Co., a produce wholesale company.

You can see this from the corner of SE 3rd and Alder.



Anonymous said...

William Bachelor Glafke was my grandfather, who died in Portland in 1915 of an infection complicated by diabetes. He was the owner of the produce company. I had wondered where his business was located and will have to go have a look.

dan said...

Here's some more information about W.B. Glafke Co.