Now, that’s something you don’t see everyday…
Probably my favorite build on the Garage Journal in the past year is this really detailed bungalow located in California. If you haven’t followed this one, stop what you are doing right now and CHECK THIS OUT.
Was doing some antique shopping and ran across the above print. That, my friends, is my kind of building. And those doors… Lust.
I live and work in a fairly remote spot. I mean, we are only 20 minutes from Austin, TX but to get to my shop and home you have to go down a number of small country roads and even a gravel lane of sorts. When you finally make your way here, you feel as though you are in the middle of nowhere. It’s great. I love it… But, there are times when living in such a location makes you feel pretty vulnerable. If we are out of town, we don’t have neighbors to watch over the joint. And if we are in the house, we aren’t in line of sight with the shop.
A very good friend of mine gave me this sign for obvious reasons… All evidence points to it being manufactured in the 1940’s, but here’s the thing – I’ve seen very similar signs in a number of different places across the country. They all share the same typeface, the same colors, and the same build characteristics, but of course, advertise various stations and repair shops. This leads me to believe that someone in the 1940’s and 50’s was selling customizable porcelain signs to service stations across the country.