Sunday, January 10, 2016

Playfair Preston Co.

 Left-hand side of mural

This mural is on the building that once housed the Playfair Preston Company, a Midland general store from 1895 to the 1950s.

 Right-hand side of mural

Sadly there was a car parked out front when I was there.

Sign above the door

I love this sign, especially the part about the all wool underwear.

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31 comments:

Shammickite said...

ooooo that's gotta be itchy!

Kate said...

Small town general stores of years gone by were a shopping experience!

Lowell said...

My uncle ran a store very similar to this in Kansas back when I was growing up. I loved to visit there!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A beautifully executed mural recalling a long-lost age.

Sandra said...

yikes on the wool underwear, i am wondering if that would be what we called long johns.. you always find fab photos of windows, now you found a fab photo of a painting of windows. i do love this mural.

VP said...

Simply gorgeous...

Kathy said...

I definitely laughed about the woolen underwear! Scratchy stuff I'll bet! Love the mural! It's a classic.

Sylvia K said...

A classic mural indeed and superb captures as always, EG!!! I did have to chuckle like Kathy about woolen underwear!! Your posts are always a beautiful way to start my day!! Thank you!! Have a beautiful day!!

William Kendall said...

Both elements of it look quite realistic!

Jo said...

I love the mural and also the underwear ad! There is a shop building and the original name in a nearby town. I remember it from the late 50's looking a lot inside like your pictures above. Today it's a Chinese supermarket, but the facade is still the same. Good memories from reading your post, Tina. Thanks

Revrunner said...

Wool underwear. Yikes!

Jenny said...

What an attractive mural. I guess I'm getting old because the picture has a comfortable, familiar feel to it.

abrianna said...

That is a lovely mural and yes the underwear ad made me laugh too.

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful mural! :)

RedPat said...

Love the mural, EG! I haven't dragged out the longjohns yet this winter but I would pass on wool ones.

Jack said...

This is pretty charming, EG.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They are really beautiful! I love them!

Denise inVA said...

Wonderful signs and murals :)

Wishing you a great week,
Denise
http://anenglishgirlrambles2016.blogspot.com

Rose said...

I bet wool felt pretty good this time of year back in the day! LOL

Michelle said...

a very nice mural

Cloudia said...

Another time remembered

Kay said...

Nice murals. All wool underwear? Renews my appreciation for polar plus.

Our Jaipur said...

Lovely and Have a Nice Day... :)

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Tom said...

a flash from the past

Gerald (SK14) said...

capturing an almost forgotten world

Pamela Gordon said...

Those are beautiful murals depicting days gone by.

Nicol Carm said...

Lovely mural full of nostalgia.

Halcyon said...

All wool underwear sounds a little itchy to me!

genie said...

This has to be my FAVORITE mural that have been posted since I started following the meme. It appeals to me like an Anne of Avonlea. I would love to have lived in that period of time. The sign is a great one. I love the entire post.

Indrani said...

Beautifully depicted murals of earlier times.
Happy WW!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ive only seen scenes like this in movies. How cool this mural commemorates a real place in time. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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