Darrel Lea | Footscray

It is always sad when we discover one of our ghost signs has gone..

We found this on Fading Victoria.  Well worth a gander..

Darrel Lea Sign

Was quite disappointed to arrive and find that this old painted sign in Footscray was gone - the entire row of ~90 year old shops, which were built as part of the bridge over the railway line, were demolished due to regional rail link works needing to replace it with a larger bridge.

Photo credit: Los Fotos de Nickos http://www.flickr.com/photos/78640416@N08/8191144849/

Here's a gallery by Marcus Wong detailing the demolition. Note that it's in reverse chronological order, so the shops appear around page 2-3.
http://www.railgeelong.com/gallery/regional-rail-link/nicholson-street-bridge-footscray

Source: https://www.facebook.com/fadingvictoria

Gallery: Victoria