Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Times Past

Another ghost sign, this one found near Bathurst and Queen St W on a building which now houses studios and small offices but at one time was the home of Beare's Limited. They were a major supplier of things like nibs for pens and assorted other stationery products that have since disappeared. The building has been nicely upgraded with thermal windows which must have come in handy this winter.
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23 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I do love these old ghost signs.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It was nice they left the old signage to be enjoyed for years to come. I can't imagine a truck backing up to that loading dock though.

Karen said...

Nice to see a little history about the building in it's signage.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love thinking about times past Pat and these ghost signs have always fascinated me.
p.s. I know your winter has been overlong but soon you will be showing blue skies and me grey, I hope so anyway :)

TexWisGirl said...

neat.

LĂșcia said...

Every time I see a ghost sign around here I remember of your pictures! ;-)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I love coming across ghost signs. This one is great!

~Lindy

cieldequimper said...

You've just reminded me that I need to photograph one in Versailles. I love them too and this one is great, I also like the old brick building.

For a second, I thought that the person was a colleague!

Andy said...

I don't believe in ghost but do believe in ghost signs. I'm also old enough to have used a nib in school along with an inkwell.

Taken For Granted said...

I love the old ghost signs, and this is a good one. Too bad they couldn't have switched to computer printer ribbons.

Jim said...

I always like seeing these sorts of ghost signs.

Marleen said...

I think ghost signs are very interesting.

Deb said...

Nice find, I always enjoy a wander round an old fashioned stationers. What are thermal windows?

Kim Hkiss said...

Beautiful building and the sign is still readable wish these building will be there forever.

Kim,USA

William Kendall said...

I like the look of the building. It's quite familiar... I've no doubt walked past it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love your ghost sign ... One of my goals is to find and photo my own.

Luis Gomez said...

Cool building and a wonderful sign.

Randy said...

That really is a nice building. Would make for some great art studios.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those signs have great resilience. Still proud and clear.

llandudnopictures said...

Always good to see these old signs, and I notice there is no snow in this photo!

EG CameraGirl said...

The old signs have a way of taking my imagination back in time trying to imagine what it might have been like there when the sign was new.

Jack said...

I like this. It has a lot more interest and charm with the ghost sign than if the developers had removed it.

Halcyon said...

I love ghost signs! These are great examples.