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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Milady Coffee Sign


21 comments:

  1. Well not having tasted Milady I can't say .. but I do appreciate the vintage sign :)

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  2. I do love seeing old signs like this!

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  3. I am trying to decide if it's a ghost sign or are they still located there.

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    1. No, H. P. Lau Co., roasters of Milady Coffee, is long gone. The building was built in 1904, by the company, and the sign shortly after. It's a ghost sign.

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  4. When I read Milady my mind goes to the Three Musketeers...

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    1. I also thought about the Three Musketeers when I saw the name.

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  5. wow, how interesting, I love that sign, for obvious reasons, I think!

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  6. A really awesome vintage sign. Love the font!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. What a neat name for the coffee. Love that you found the writing still in good shape on the old building. These are becoming fewer and fewer.

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  8. The sign looks to be in good condition. Sadly, I've never heard of Milady, so cannot comment on the taste.

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  9. I asked Milady about Milady Coffee and she had never heard the name. Is that sign a blast from the past or is there still a coffee named Milady around?

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  10. Milady Coffee was roasted and distributed by the H. P. Lau Co. of Lincoln, Nebraska, a wholesale grocer. This company operated from 1870 until it was sold to Nash Finch in 1963. The building was built on 1904 by H. P. Lau Co. The coffee brand may have stopped decades before the sale to Nash Finch.

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  11. This could be a Hopper painting.

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  12. Wonderful ghost sign! Getting a good one of those is on my photo wish list! This is a wonderful one.

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  13. A very well preserved ghost sign. I imagine that it still presides grandly over the streetscape.

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