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Capturing the Other Union Market’s Sweet Signs Before They Inevitably Vanish Forever

by Prince Of Petworth March 2, 2014 at 10:22 pm 7 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

I recently noticed the awesome old liquor sign and North – East Clock had been taken down at Union Market:

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I’m not saying I’m against all the development, quite the contrary. I just happen to also love these signs so I’m gonna take this opportunity to show you some of my other favorites before they inevitably vanish too:

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Lots more after the jump.

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  • jane

    Nice photos! Sorry to see the cool deco-ish signs going. Hope that their replacements won’t all be homogenized poppycock.

  • njb510

    It would be great if some of them could be saved and incorporated into new places like the Comet sign.

  • KellyKapowski

    I try not to be overly nostalgic about this kind of stuff but this makes me really sad!! Can’t they be preserved somehow? That clock was so cool :(

  • bb

    So sad about the clock – I always thought that was cool. I wonder what they did with it. On a similar note, I wonder what happened to the cross on the former Union Mission. I’ve fantasized about buying that and the “come unto me” sign from the developer.

  • pwedz

    oh man.. I was really sad to see the North-East sign gone. I wonder what the owner did with it. Hopefully they didn’t trash it.

    • James

      Something tells me they wouldn’t have gone to the trouble of removing them in this way if they were just going to throw them away. If that was the case, I bet they’d have removed the frames as well (to clean up for possible renovation/redevelopment) or just waited until the building gets torn down. Maybe this is just wishful thinking, though!

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