Strange name, isn’t it? Albert O. Farquharsan opened a clothing store in this building in 1907.
This quote from waymarking.com describes the building…
“The 1907 Guthrie City Directory shows Albert O. Farquharson occupying this building as a clothing store, with men’s furnishings, hats and shoes. In the back alley on the west side of the building is a ghost which reads: “Clothing Store / Hats Shoes Tools and Grips”. “
I thought it was interesting that these faded letters on old buildings were called ghosts.
Here is my rendition…
A friend of ours dressed up like an old time gentleman for the Victorian Christmas Walk last year, and I thought he was such a fitting addition to the scene. Just imagine back in 1907 walking out of this men’s clothing store outfitted with a new hat, vest, coat, pants, shoes and cane.
Just recently someone painted the letters on this out of the way back alley building. I really am partial to the ghost letters. I’m glad I painted it before the renovation.
Even though the ghost lettering was hard to read, I think they made a mistake when they painted HOUSE instead of STORE.
Curious to know what you all think??? 🙂