Monday, July 5, 2010

Wm. Landauer Groceries

Wm. Landauer Mercantile, 1891

I just discovered this beautifully restored sign at the corner of SE 30th and Stark Streets. William Landauer opened his grocery store here in 1891. By 2007 the building was leaning a foot-and-a-half to the southeast and had a giant tree growing into the basement. Read the story of the restoration here.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

7up Eat Cafe

We have ghost sign fan dot to thank for this find. Construction on the building just to the east of the Roseway Theater on NE Sandy at 72nd has revealed this classic old 7up sign. Was the cafe called the Eat Cafe? This sign will soon be enclosed or removed altogether, so see it while you can.