Wednesday, April 16, 2014

coffee painting

Walking about downtown, I always admire 
this painting up high on the corner of 1223 
Commercial Street. It looks like an old 1940s 
coffee mug. Was there once an amazing diner here? 
After a little research on this site, here’s what 
I discovered: Throughout the 1930s—1940s 
this was the Clark Electric Company. By 1954, 
it was home of Blackburn Office Equipment. 
It became vacant, from 1978 from 1980 when 
it became Café Rosa. In 1985, it was vacant again 
until 1991 when it became an architect’s office. 
Currently it’s an attorney office. Maybe the sign 
was directing coffee lovers further south? Like Brazil.

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