Thursday, 1 February 2018

Porter House, sign (Theme Day: Tired)

This ghost sign is on the side of Porter House, a commercial building located along Castlereagh Street. This heritage listed building was designed by J F Hilly and built in 1876 in the Victorian Free Classical Style. It was originally used by Dixson & Sons tobacco factory and warehouse. The sign, which is looking a bit tired these days, advertises a "Johnson & Sons Ltd, Leather and Grindery Merchants" who took over the building in 1891.
Linked to: Theme Day, Signs, Signs.

13 comments:

  1. A great choice for the theme, Jim! I love a good ghost sign!

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  2. Excellent idea for the theme Jim, no wonder it's tired, I would be too if I'd been hanging around that long 😀

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  3. It is a wonderful old building and I love the ghost sign!

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  4. I love ghost signs. A good interpretation of the theme.

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  5. Love it! old buildings show such history with their treasures.

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  6. Nice...I love to find ghost signs. This is a real winner.

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  7. I love these historical photos. The sign does look tired, but it's been there long enough to get that way.

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  8. I enjoy finding old signs with a history!

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