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.