“Richmond Arts” building

256179758_08d4a0a52c_m.jpgI love when old business signs, long hidden yet still intact, are revealed. That happened briefly with this building at Granville and 14th. A visit to the library revealed that “Richmond Arts” was a framing store that only was in business for a year or so, circa 1971. In October 2003, its red signage saw the light of day once more – briefly. The building underwent one of those unfortunate “skinning” operations that saw it completely gutted, the outer walls propped up, and a brand-new inside built up. While it preserves the street view, it results in a “stage set” where the real soul of the building is eliminated. But it’s better than nothing, I guess… Click to view

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