Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Queen West Ghost Sign

There are actually a couple of signs on this building on Queen St West. It looks as if the H J Lavelle wine company also sold Coca Cola  and they had painted their sign over a previous one that is possibly for a printing company - a bit is visible towards the left. The Lavelle company went out of business in 1917 so the sign is quite an old one! And of course we have the CN Tower photobombing the pic on the right.
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34 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful sign. Love it. We still have some left in DC.

Karl Demetz said...

Old buildings often tell interesting stories.
(and how many cables !)

"E", ...Beth... , from VA. said...

i wonder why they don't do signs like this any more? love the Coke. we see them often in VA. ( :

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Love these signs!

VP said...

A wall that should be preserved...

Karen S. said...

Two of my favorite things, Ghost signs and Photobombs! Great capture of both, truly.

TexWisGirl said...

nice find.

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

a shame the graffiti idiots painted on top of it

Sharon Anck said...

I love the ghost sign. It's fun to find these in places. I heard a story on the news yesterday about a school in Oklahoma that was going to replace all of it's black boards with white boards. When the they took the old blackboards down, they found other even older blackboards underneath with all kinds of lessons on them that were dated 1917. It was like a little time capsule.

José Mendonça said...

This is one of those rare photos where cables add so much! Great composition. Well done!

Revrunner said...

Soon photographs like this will be the only record these kinds of murals ever existed.

llandudnopictures said...

Love how the top of the tower sneaks into shot!

Birdman said...

I was thinking the photobombing CN Tower too. All the technology we have and there are still MILLIONS of wires everywhere.

Gosia k said...

interesting place

Marleen said...

Great and interesting find!

Halcyon said...

Lots to see. I'm always fond of a little CN tower. ;)

The History Anorak said...

I love ghost signs, in fact I did a post about them last week. You got a good photo of this one.

William Kendall said...

I enjoy a good ghost sign. This one works quite well!

Cloudia said...

Your photo SINGS! LOVE this!





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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fabulous picture in so many ways. Love that there are two ghost signs (and a tad envious, must admit). And that iconic photo bomb. The old and the new. ... Love it.

Tom said...

The sign is neat, neat, neat! The wires are not, not, not! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely picture, so much going on with old, new and that lovely jumble of wires...

Kate said...

Apparently this building has had many tenants. Like this style of advertising!

VioletSky said...

It's a shame about the tagging, but the old signs are neat.

Photo Cache said...

Nice ghost sign. Don't see them around here, pity.

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Norma Ruttan said...

love "ghost" signs- there are plenty here!

Andy said...

This is a great find Pat. They must have had good lasting paint in those days.

Randy said...

Wow that's a busy shot.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful old brick building. Lots of wires!

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a lot of wires.

cieldequimper said...

Love it. And could murder for a Coke just this minute... :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great find Pat and your description of the 'photo bomber' made me smile :)

Laura. M said...

A very old mural, I'm glad you still there ;))

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful ghost sign!