Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Built in 1892 for the Featherbone Corset Company, the structure has had many uses over the years. In the 1940s and 50s it was home to London Shoe Company, as evidenced by the cool "ghost sign" high on the north side. What are ghost signs, you ask? They're faded signs painted years ago by former business owners on older commercial buildings. They provide us with interesting links to London's retail and manufacturing history.
And guess what? ACO London is having a Ghost Sign Photo Contest. That's right, get out your camera, trudge around downtown London, get shots of those ghost signs, and enter them into ACO's contest by November 12, 2012. Winning photos will be featured in an exhibit during Heritage Week in 2013. For more details see this site.