Purity Bread

322. The Staff of Life

322. The Staff of Life

This building, once known as the Mills Brothers Commercial Building, has an old time wall ad for bread. A plaque on the front reads in part:

Built in 1904, this neo-classical revival building was constructed for local grocers Albert and Elmer Mills. The wall ad . . . for Gardner’s “Purity Bread” with its butter yellow wrapper dates to the early 1950s when the building was occupied by Star Grocery. . . . The mural was restored in 2003. . .

I’m still trying to find out while the painter(s) chose to make the “g” in Gardner look like a “c.”


6 Responses to “Purity Bread”

  1. 1 tmcchesney
    June 14, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    This is great, love all that texture, and also love the biker pedaling through!! Nice one!

  2. June 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    So nice that they restored the old advertising mural. Great take.

  3. 3 Gandalf
    June 18, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Interesting photo.

  4. June 18, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Great photo for the theme! I love murals and the guy on the bike adds movement to the static wall.

  5. June 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Perfect composition with the cyclist right in that blank yellow space!

  6. July 4, 2009 at 10:23 am

    You did a super job capturing the cyclist in just the right spot – a great composition. How nice that the mural was re-done – usually I see them just fading into obscurity.

    Maybe the plaque engraver got the “C” wrong rather than the mural painter getting the “G” wrong… 😉

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