Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Milgrom Ghost Sign

Yet another ghost sign that I found recently on the side of a building on Richmond St West. It reads - "Milgrom Limited Coats & Suits  where quality is created  372 Richmond St".  I could find hardly any info on the company other than the fact it was located here from the mid 60s to the late 70s and it looks as if their sign was painted over another older larger sign.  This building is now occupied by many small companies and studios.  
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27 comments:

Pat said...

Is the image to the left supposed to be a coat? It looks like a horse to me! You are really great at spotting these ghost signs! They seem to have a lot where you live!

Andy said...

I'm pretty sure the area where you took the photo used to be known as Toronto's garment district.

Sharon said...

It makes me think of all the dress, coat, and shoe stores that I grew up around. I used to love to go to all those different shops.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Another nice piece of history. You've inspired me to try to capture the ghost signs in my home town each time we go back for a visit. That's really about all that's left there now.

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Eyeliquor said...

Awesome+building!

Marleen said...

Another one! Great capture.

Francisca said...

I like the architecture of this brick building. It's perfect for a ghost sign.

Lowell said...

Love these ghost signs! And I'll bet I would like their "coats and suits." Wonder what happened to them?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love these ghost signs -- and I think more of them should be purposely left -- gives such a great historical feeling to the area...

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful find ! Makes one wonder whether they produce still such quality as this company seems to have provided.

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Jim said...

Terrific ghost sign.

James Wei said...

Not only the sign seems aged and decayed, the name sounds so much history just by pronouncing it.

It shows the history of the city

La Principessa Errante said...

You are collecting enough of these to have a gallery showing one day - great capture.

Randy said...

Nice one!

Jack said...

You have a good eye for ghost signs. I don't see them around here because I am too familiar with the place . . . I look right through them. The only time I notice them is when I am in new places, but this is not New Place Daily Photo.

Luna Miranda said...

it's a handsome building. wonderful find!

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Inside Cambodia said...

The image on the left does look like a horse! There's probably a lot of history behind that building and the ghost signs. What an interesting neighbourhood to visit.

Dyanna said...

I really love seeing the remains of these old signs. Never heard the term "ghost signs", and I am glad to know that they are "a thing". Enjoyed seeing this one!

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice looking brick building - looks like it's been cleaned up on the front. I like these "blasts from the past" - keep 'em coming!

llandudnopictures said...

The 'Ghost Signs' all make for terrific photos!

Dianne said...

that's a cool sign
it's a beautiful building

Lesley said...

Richmond seems to be a fount of these ghost signs!

Birdman said...

They WERE everywhere in a time.

NixBlog said...

Good find, Pat! Love these old ghost signs.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm glad the new owners left the sign intact, I think these have a lot of character. It looks like the redid the facade.

EG CameraGirl said...

Memories of times past!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So good to see these signs Pat, conjures up all sorts of imaginings of what past times were like. Excellent find.