Beneath the facade

Under the facade (Credit: Celia Her City)

This old building had been vacated and was in the early stages of a gut re-hab.  The businesses on the first floor had all been kicked out, and their facades and signs removed, revealing an old sign—’SURGICAL SUPPLIES – FINEST CUTLERY’—from an earlier time.

What would it have been like to step into that shop, say, a hundred years ago, with its glistening displays of knives and . . . saws?

The sign was visible only for a short period.  Whether it was thrown out, preserved, or papered over with today’s new sign, I do not know.  Sadly, the only picture I have of it is this poor one I took with my cell phone as I was rushing to an appointment.

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