Friday, February 24, 2012

Ghost Sign #4 -- February 24, 2012

The Flag Makers/Emerson Manufacturing Company sign is just off of Natoma, between New Montgomery and Third.  It is in an open space that is going to be destroyed when the Museum of Modern Art expands.  I don't know what is going to happen to the sign.  This has been a favorite of mine since I started working in the neighborhood many years ago.  It used to be easily visible from Third Street after they tore down the old buildings on Third and before they built the museum and the W Hotel. 


Today at the Petaluma Depot, there was a groundbreaking ceremony for SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit), which will operate DMUs on the Northwestern Pacific right-of-way. Phase One will go from the Larkspur Ferry Landing to Santa Rosa. Phase Two will extend to Cloverdale:
http://www.sonomamarintrain.org/#

2 comments:

Sam Roberts said...

Will we have to say RIP in the near future?

Joe Thompson said...

We may have to say RIP later this year or early next year. The white building visible on the right and the firehouse next to it are going to be torn down so the Museum of Modern Art can be extended. The sign may survive, but it may be on one side of a narrow alley, which will make it hard to look at.