Faded signs from long ago and a peek at some unnoticed graffiti share the bricks on this building downtown in our community.
I've always been able to make out the word "clothes". Sharpening the photo image brings out "Hart, Shaftner & Marx clothes".
The word at the top, though, is still a mystery: "???????nged". Any guesses?
Here is the front of that same building with it's decorative brickwork. Not elaborate, but simple to the view--probably wasn't simple to create.
And across the street another mystery, possible signs of an earlier fire, and some more interesting brickwork.