Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ghost Sign in London


I spotted this wonderful green and gold tiled sign and the carved date stone on what is now an apartment building in Fitzrovia but must have been a commercial establishment in the past. The building itself had a lot of little carvings scattered about but I really liked this Art Nouveau sign the best!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. For more signs click here.

21 comments:

LĂșcia said...

It's cool to discover old things like this! ;-)

Lesley said...

Interesting, the use of "manufactory"!

Ebie said...

I am for the preservation of old architecture.

ewok1993 said...

I love the charming font.

Clytie said...

Ewok took my words - I was going to say I love the old fashioned and charming font!!!

The scrollwork is fabulous as well.

Pat said...

What a cool sign! Great catch!

Kim, USA said...

The & and the 8 love it ^_^

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J Bar said...

It's a wonderful old sign with a terrific font.

Inger-M said...

Beautiful and interesting sign find!

La Principessa Errante said...

Gorgeous, glad they kept it.

Kay L. Davies said...

It's gorgeous, and typographically fascinating. Look at the letter E in the second line and then in the last line. And so much more! Wonderful.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Regina K said...

Oh I like this and the details on the date sign !

Gemma Wiseman said...

A most unusual, interesting sign! Well worth keeping a photo of this for history!

VioletSky said...

Love the art nouveau font. I bet you found some wonderful old signs in London.

EG Wow said...

Great find, RedPat!

Halcyon said...

Fantastic! I love ghost signs. :)

Sharon said...

Nice one!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent find Red, keep having fun!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fun sign -- I really am envious, but keep on having fun!!!

Sam Roberts said...

Follow the link to the archive here for lots of London Ghostsigns and more.

JM said...

It's beautiful! Great find.