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Signage archaeology in O’Connor

By johnboy - 14 February 2012 26

o'connor awnings

As the gentlemen in high vis clobber swarmed over the stricken All Bar Nun to transform it into the fast approaching Duxton a curious thing happened to the iconic awning fronting Macpherson Street.

As captured here by Holden Caulfield the signage for the long ago Nha Hang Vietnamese restaurant was revealed. Complete with six digit phone number.

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willo 10:42 pm 14 Feb 12

steveu said :

Good shot. But no thanks for making me feel old. :-S
Canberra is building up a heritage, this sort of stuff is good value IMHO.

ahh…dont feel old………i can remember this joint when it was called miller’s corner store

Roadrage77 10:04 pm 14 Feb 12

How long since we had 6-digit numbers? I’d guess 1990.

moneypenny2612 9:57 pm 14 Feb 12

Holden Caulfield said :

I’m not sure why they left O’Connor Shops, but at first they went to Hobart place in the city; downstairs below the AEC office.

They suffered flood damage at that location (no fault of theirs) and subsequently ended up in Griffith. I guess they’ve been there for 7-8 years now.

Huh. I’d always wondered what happened to the Hobart Pl Vietnamese. Best salt and pepper quail I ever had. Plus I loved the long corridor back to the toilets – that, the big doors, and the unnatural lighting made it feel like a bit like a hospital.

Griffith. And Macquarie. All this time. Gob smacked.

BuzzwordBingo 9:19 pm 14 Feb 12

taninaus said :

so no signage uncovered for the men’s club that used to operate upstairs?

The sign for ‘Macpherson Chambers’ used only to be visible above the alleyway behind the Fisho…

taninaus 7:17 pm 14 Feb 12

so no signage uncovered for the men’s club that used to operate upstairs?

poetix 6:06 pm 14 Feb 12

I forgot to include the compulsory futile whinge about the creeping tide of septic spelling. So sorry.

Archaeology.

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