Sunday, August 5, 2007

Kelle and George

The origin of this sign was originally unclear until I received some help (See comments). It can be seen to the west when walking on 3rd Street SE between the downtown mall and Water Street. Keller and George is a local jewelery store founded in 1875, which is now located on Millmont Street behind Barracks Road Shopping Center. The electrical line run up for an architecture firm supplanted the "R" after it changed hands.

4 comments:

Elizabeth M. said...

Does it have anything to do with Keller and George Jewelers, who are now located on Millmont St.? Looks like there's room for an R in there.

emory said...

http://www.kellerandgeorge.com/

cogwheeler said...

Thanks both of you.

Waldo said...

Joan Fenton and Albie Tabackman bought that building around 1998, if I recall correctly. It came with all of Keller and George's old display cases. They gutted it and turned it into a beautiful bunch of spaces, including offices, apartments, and retail. The "R" was lost when they ran a power line up to the loft space up top for an architecture firm.