Essex CountyPhoto Du Jour

Ghosts on Signs

Reader Tom V. sent along the photos in today’s entry. He says: “These two pics were taken on County Rd. 20 (formerly Highway 18), just east of Harrow.”

White Rose Gasoline, was produced in Canada by the Canadian Division of the National Refining Co. of Cleveland a.k.a. EN-AR-CO. A site with some history can be found here: White Rose Gasoline was first sold in 1905, and it was the first premium brand of Gasoline. White Rose continued to exist through the early 1960’s, when it was acquired by Shell Canada. By the middle of the 1960’s the brand ceased to exist.

Just another example of the past being hidden under our noses. I guess this is an early example of adaptive reuse 🙂

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