Faded Greenwich (19)
Just when I think we’ve covered all the faded signs in Greenwich another one sneaks in, often one that I’ve actually seen – and yet somehow not seen – hiding in plain sight.
Stephen was curious about a comment by Valoma about Hans Schwarz’s studio, the first house in George Street, so he went up to take a look, and found this rather fabulous old painted sign.
This one’s hard to make out, especially the top line with the actual name, though a bit of research may yield results.
So far I’m seeing
S J Blo-something
(co) Corn and
Hay, Straw & (Eggs?/ Something?)
Wholesale and Retail.
No contact details like you’d need today – you didn’t need the address because it was there in front of you, didn’t need a phone number because even if they were around no one had one, there was no phone, and websites were the stuff of not-invented-yet science fiction.
It’s possible this isn’t the whole sign; there’s been an extension on the building (very glad the sign wasn’t scrubbed off) but it looks pretty complete to me.
This all gives me hope there are still more faded Greenwichs out there to discover. Thanks Stephen…
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