Thursday, March 5, 2009

Avery & Co. Hardware Update

Trivet Towers, 1902

I had commented on my original post that it looks like the building owner was concerned with preserving this fine old sign. Instead, it appears it was being prepared for what Pete Vogel calls the "brutal abomination" of a vinyl poster stuck atop the old sign. What a terrible loss; this was a great sight to see dead ahead of you coming down SW 3rd from Burnside. Thanks to Pete for reminding me to get a photo of this.

2009:

2008:

2 comments:

Jess said...

I don't know anything about the damage these vinyl signs do to the ads underneath in the long run, but I always sort of considered it might be preserving the paint of the sign, and that when the vinyl comes down we'll "find" a lost treasure.

jesse said...

What a travesty!