Monday, June 14, 2010

A bit of East Houston Street's history disappears

Back in December, I was pleased to see a faded sign on the side of the Mercury Lounge get exposed...




However, given the Mercury's recent paint job, the Shastone Monuments ad was likely a goner... Indeed, it has been wiped away...




The Mercury Lounge opened in 1993. Prior to that, Shastone Monuments -- part of Houston's once-thriving gravestone industry -- called this space home for nearly 60 years. You can read more about Shastone here at Mr. Beller's Neighborhood.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Some faded ad glory reappears above the Mercury Lounge

3 comments:

Dan said...

That's too bad. I got a shot of the ad just three weeks ago.

Goggla said...

Dammit! What, was it just blasted away, not painted over? Why the effort?

Anonymous said...

I currently am the owner of shastone. It would be great if you could email me any photos you took of the sign while it was still there. you can email me at shastone@optonline.net. thanks!