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rare one of a kind depression era fulton market cold storage building single-sided reverse painted glass business lobby directory

Regular Price: $4,800.00

Special Price $1,500.00

Availability: In Stock

UR #:: UR-26212-17

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Product Description

very rare and historically important american depression-era oversized single-sided flush mount wall-mounted fulton market cold storage building business directory executed in part by "garcy" or the garden city mfg. co., chicago, ills. the majority of the thick plate glass panels exhibit reverse-painted lettering with a few containing the sign maker's name ( e. degenhardt). the surrounding border and dividers are comprised of brass with the original oxidized copper or "tiger stripe" finish largely intact. both the glass panels and elegant brass framing components are backed by hand-made wood slats nailed to opposing vertical stretchers. the mostly uniform painted finish is no doubt original. the directory dates to the 1920's-1930's, but plate glass panels have likely come and gone, like the occupants of the building. the historically important chicago fulton market directory remains in great overall condition, considering age.