Temperance Hotel Melbourne

The building was for many years the Temperance Hotel, later a spaghetti bar. Taken by Tim West on 20/03/2018 in Lonsdale St near Healeys Lane.  Address: 556 Lonsdale St, Melbourne | Map      emelbourne.net.au According to the architectural historian, J.M. Freeland, hotels constitute ‘one of the most socially significant, historically valuable, architecturally interesting, and […]

McCrae’s Store Sign: Uralla

This sign was taken on 6 January 2018. It is on the side of a building called McCrossin’s Mill Museum, Salisbury Street, Uralla, NSW, 2358. Janine Roberts McCrae’s Store Gallery New South Wales McCrossin’s Mill Museum From the information centre head south-east for one block to Salisbury and Maitland Sts. Near this intersection is one […]

Erratt’s Rural Division Sign: Walcha

I took a photo of this ghost sign while driving through country NSW. This was on a building at 70 Apsley Street, Walcha, NSW, 2354 on the 6 January 2018. The building is now a second hand store but the owners said it was once an old department store. Janine Roberts Erratt’s Rural Division Gallery […]

Plume Motor Spirit Sign – Adelaide

This Plume Motor Spirit sign has (re)appeared in Pirie Street, Adelaide in February 2018. Sadly, the adjacent Mobiloil sign is already damaged by construction. Greg Coote Adelaide Plume Motor Spirit Sign View South Australia Gallery Vacuum Oil Mobil’s predecessor company, Vacuum Oil, first opened its Melbourne branch in February 1895. In March 1904, Vacuum Oil […]

Ghost Signs Victoria

A fabulous collection of fading signs from our past. Langham Hotel Suit Hospital Atistos Auction Rooms Capstan Cigarettes JANS Bros Hardy’s Crystals Thor Dunlop Tyres Peters Icecream TARAX Skipping Girl Vinegar Mobil Oil Georges Plume Motor Spirit Capitol Cafe Bourneville Cocoa Butterfly Dutch Cocoa Alex Parfoot Shoe Repairs Champion footwear ghost sign in Cubitt St, […]

Hurlstone Park | Benzine Sign

This was taken on New Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park on 15th November 2017 just after a building was demolished and before a new apartment was built. There were a whole lot of old buildings east of Duntroon St on New Canterbury Road which were knocked down virtually overnight for the new apartment building. Gae 578 New […]

Turf Club Hotel | North Melbourne

This is the old Turf Club Hotel at 1 Flemington Road, North Melbourne [map], which is currently being turned into apartments. I took the photo on 18 July 2017, they had just pulled down the neighbouring building which revealed this sign. It looks like an ad for Carlton Ale, and painted by Buckle Bros (?). […]

Melbourne Circle Project

Melbourne Circle is an account of a series of walks around the suburbs of Melbourne by Nick Gadd. Taken together, the walks form a circle around the city. Beginning in Williamstown in the south west, I walked in a clockwise direction, with very occasional brief detours into the city centre. The walk ended with a […]

The Suit Hospital | Albert Park Sign

This wonderful sign comes from Valerie of The Suit Hospital in Albert Park. 63 Cardigan Place, Albert Park. Ghost sign from the 1950s for The Suit Hospital Pty Ltd – offering invisible mending – and pictures of robots?! Gallery Flickr London calling, Albert Park When researching The Suit Hospital sign I came across this excellent page […]

Fitzroy Carlton Bitter Sign

Many eastern suburbs Melburnians will recognise the Gasometer Hotel in Fitzroy, seen after coming off the Eastern freeway towards the city. The attached sign has been exposed during construction works on southern side of the hotel where apartments are being built    Arguably the only cool thing about ‘progress’. How sick is this old Carlton […]

Simmie & Co Sign

This building is located on the corner of Rankins Road and Smith Street, Kensington. Simmie & Co were local builders with significant orders in the 1920s and 1930s. The company used this address as their headquarters from 1934 but the current building is thought to date from 1947 or 1956. It still operates as a […]

Kensington Butcher Sign

This is a well preserved and prominent butcher’s sign on the corner of Rankins Road and Parsons Street Kensington. There used to be a significant row of shops in Rankins Road Kensington, some of them supporting the stock yards further up Racecourse Road. Gallery Pic 1 Pic 2 Many thanks to Michael Taylor Director MICHAEL […]

Kensington Robur Tea Sign

This Robur Tea sign is typical of thousands found in Melbourne on the sides of hundreds of buildings. It is located in Rankins Road, Kensington, Victoria. Many thanks to Michael Taylor. ROBUR TEA Robur tea were prolific advertisers throughout Australia from early 1920’s through to the 1970’s. Robur Tea was originally Griffiths Brothers Teas.  In […]

The Gasometer Hotel Ghost Sign

Aaron Hogan added a new photo to Ghost Signs Australia’s timeline — at The Gasometer Hotel. With the recent demolition of the deco brick factory next door a great ghost sign has been revealed on Smith Street Fitzroy. Also visible is the ghost outline of the former cottage on the site. Sources Aaron Hogan added […]

Carlton Ghost Sign

I took this photo from my window @ Quest on Finlay, Carlton. The window overlooked a lane way behind Drummond Street. February 2016. ROSS BROS. Manufacturers of KNITTED OUTWEAR & UNDERWEAR Entrance at 111 Drummond St. Phone F. 3766 Victorian Gallery