February 27, 2017, 56 South Market

By: badkins55

Feb 27 2017

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Category: Frederick, Maryland


Focal Length:200mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III

There are  some things that I feel obligated to record before they go away.  This large painted wall sign is one of those things.  This piece is not seen anymore by vehicular traffic due to the one-way nature of South Market and it is difficult to see as a pedestrian even if you know to look up for it.

The fact that this advertisement is painted on the north face of the building hints at the fact that South Market once was a two way street.  And note the “5 cents” at the lower right hand corner of the sign.

6 comments on “February 27, 2017, 56 South Market”

  1. I am so sickened by the thought of losing historical signage like this…I’m thankful that you record it here, I am planning to do the same. But nothing replaces the real thing, and it’s a failure on everyone’s part that we will lose this. A real shame.

  2. I totally agree. And once it’s gone, it’s gone. Frederick needs to keep progressing but we shouldn’t lose sight of our past.

  3. Thank you for recording this.

  4. […] shown here is on the south side of the same building that I photographed a couple of days ago.  You can see the photograph of the north side of the building here.  The north side holds what might be the largest painted sign in the Historic District.  Go see it […]

  5. This sign is the sole reason I wish the buildings would remain standing. Accent notes like this are the things which make the “historic district” more historic, like the mosaic signs in the entrance to some of the buildings.

  6. […] The demolition continues on South Market.  If you want to see the wonderful Coca Cola sign on the north side of this building, get there real soon.  You can see a photo of it here. […]

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