Friday, May 24, 2013

Ghost Sign #19 -- May 24, 2013

Carl Nolte mentioned in his Chronicle column that a building across the street at Fifth and Mission had been torn down, which uncovered a ghost sign, although he did not use that phrase.  The sign must date back to just after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.  It says "RICHARDSON BROS. AGENTS" something "SAFE CO."  Below it mentions beer-drawing apparaturs, German silver and copper something and Beer Pumps.  Was that another business, or did Richardson Bros have a sideline besides safes?  The sign probably won't be there for long.

Be sure to click on the image to see a larger version.  I did not reduce the size of the image so people could see the details.  

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