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If you like #GhostSigns or little crumbs of Cambridge history, you might like this thread. (If not, look away now…)
On the corner of Mill Road and Hope Street in Cambridge, very near my childhood home (where my parents still live), is this building. I’ve walked past it many thousands of times. And running the full length of the wall is a #GhostSign so faint I’ve never noticed it before. ImageImage
For about a century, this was the How family bakery. I remember going there as a kid – if you went at the right time in the morning and hurried home, you could have the joy of eating bread still warm from the oven! Tasty iced buns, too. They closed down around 2000.
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Cool Find!!! Adam Wynne recently messaged me to ask if I had any information about the ghost sign on the south side of 111 River Street in Toronto. The building is currently under threat of demolition.
I wrote back that I had nothing on it, surprised because I didn't even know there was a ghost sign at the location. However, I agreed to dig further. All the lettering I could make out from the photos at the beginning was choppy, "Office... .... & Co."
I stared at this faded sign through several years of Google Street Views for far too long, messaged back and forth with Adam about the history of the surrounding area, dove into the usual some online research, and started tracing what lettering I could decypher...
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For 2020 I'm going to try the one photo a day challenge. I'll reply tip this each day with a photo.
Marble Kaleidoscope.

Sony a7iii
FE 2.8/90 Macro G OSS
ISO 400
1/30 Image
Carew Sconce

Samsung Note 10+
6 mm
1/17 Image
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