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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Rubbish Tuesday - Raleigh Furniture Company

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Raleigh Furniture Co circa 1914

We were racing by trying to get to the parking meter before our time was up but I had to stop and catch a quick snap of this cool old door mat. I found THIS interesting info on the building.

Linking with Roan's Rubbish Tuesday ...a meme for cool old things!

26 comments:

  1. That mat is a rare sight. It's a classic.

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  2. A classic indeed, and the Goodnight Raleigh website is well worth a visit too!

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  3. In the Uk it would have been more like Raleigh Bikes

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  4. When I was young I would see these tile door mat signs, but haven't seen one in years. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. Ha! We have a furniture Co. that has been having a 'Going Out of Business' sale for about 40 years. Not a joke. They are still in business too.

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    1. there was a jewelry store when i was a teen, called kaleidascope that did the same thing...eventually they did go out of biz, but it took them YEARS!

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  6. I love those old buildings and I have seen that before...somewhere.

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  7. I love that so many people focus on keeping the charm and historical beauty of buildings like this!

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  8. It happens with 'embedded' signs...

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  9. I am so happy this beautiful old building was restored! (Clicked on the link to read about it) Love the mosaic entrance that has also be retained from the beginning. I love history and when something can be saved and continue to be used, it's so important! I've been enjoying this series of yours. I did get a chuckle at the sign on the door.l So they teach Krav Maga there now. It's a wonderful discipline, and I am glad to see they have such a great old building for their classes. :-)

    In answer to your comment on my Tuesday Rubbish, Mathews Co Va (with the towns of Mathews and Deltaville) is across from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a little peninsula hanging out into the western waters of the Chesapeake Bay, almost due East of Richmond, though, on the map. Yes, it's quite a way from you, but if you do ever get out there, I was so appreciative of your offer to take some pictures.... that was sweet. I just can't imagine anyone just "going" there unless they had family. It's like a separate world. :-)

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  10. Quite a contrast between the original use and what's in there now!

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  11. Very cool to see your self-portrait in such a graphically enjoyable entrance!

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  12. Tin ceiling and exposed beams, what more could you ask for? Almost old enough to be on the historic register...

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  13. When I was there a few weeks ago and that tile stopped me in my tracks too. It's very cool.

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  14. Very cool building! I find it a bit odd they chose that one to teach Krav Maga, though.

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  15. Glad you stopped! I love it. We have some old stores downtown with entrances like this.

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  16. embeded tiles...yes these were great.

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  17. I've heard of Raleigh bikes, but I didn't know they made furniture, too! :))

    That is an old doormat. Some people speak of me that way. Is that nice?

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  18. That is one great tiled sign! I would have had to get the shot, too!

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