13
Jun
09

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.”

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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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