by Kevin Walsh

There’s just a bit of bad news in Richmond Hill, where two panels of the historic Bangert’s Florists sign have been removed — so I noticed during a Richmond Hill ForgottenTour back in May. Just one of the blue panels is still there; the magnificent FTD logo with the rendering of the messenger god Mercury with his winged hat and feet has been removed.

Bangert’s  started out as Fluhr’s in 1894 and was sold to the Bangert family in 1927, and from the looks of things, the original signage has been retained all these decades. Perhaps it was falling apart and had to be disassembled for safety’s sake.

A closeup shot of the Mercury sign appears on this FNY post from 2014.


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