Save and Preserve the Super Servis Shoe Rebuilders Ghost Sign in Hamilton, Ontario

Save and Preserve the Super Servis Shoe Rebuilders Ghost Sign in Hamilton, Ontario

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Devyn Thomson started this petition to Metrolinx Councillor Nrinder Nann Mayor Eisenberger

With recent news of another LRT (light rail transit) proposal in the works, I am asking that the ghost sign/advertisement mural at 662/664 King Street East be left alone and spared from potential demolition.

This advertising mural was recently uncovered after the neighbouring structure was demolished for LRT. The business, Super Servis Shoe Rebuilders dates back to 1923 in the Hamilton Archives Directory, while the building was built in 1910. The shoe business had other locations in Hamilton but this sign is the last visible remnant. This sign is in excellent vibrant condition after being covered for 90 years and displays a great example of commercial heritage in Hamilton. The creator of the sign was Fred T. Brooks, Hamilton businessman/artist and ward alderman. He specialized in sign making and was the first in Hamilton to manufacture electric signs. He was a very active member of the community.

LRT is proposing to demolish almost 100 buildings in Hamilton. This building with the advertisement mural is on this demolition list. It is also presently lived in by a number of tenants. This building and sign may not meet the requirements as a provincial heritage property but they are worth preserving. This sign adds character and historical elements to the area. I love Hamilton for its unique architecture and historical features like this advertisement. 

Please sign and share this petition to stop a demolition. 

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