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old NYC sign

This is a pre-war porcelain street sign from Greenwich Village. This sign was placed at the corner where Eleanor Roosevelt lived in the years immediately following FDR's death.


The frame and mounting hardware, although of the correct vintage, are not original to the sign; they came from a street corner in Easton, PA.

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  • jvgutter 3y

    My mother grew up in Greenwich Village right on MacDougal Street near Washington Square Park and I have been looking for ages for an antique porcelain street sign from greenwich. I was wondering if you were at all interested in parting with it?
  • chesk 3y


    I have no plans to sell now, but if that ever needs to happen, I will definitely keep you in mind.

    NYC porcelain humpback signs are abundant, though it is obviously tough to find any specific one. I found this one on eBay roughly 5 years ago. Took me a few more years to find the right mounting hardware. It's the only NYC sign I have, and I feel it's one of the best ones I could have found. :)
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