September 30th, 2014

Dragon Chi

Old painted shop signs on Wulumuqi Road

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0928-Old Shop Signs

Facades on the west side of Wulumuqi Zhong Lu were recently scrubbed in anticipation of a renovation. Some old shop signs showed up – Limin Fabric Store (利民绸布商店) and Hong Liu Supermarket (宏流百货商店). They are vestiges of the Communist times: Limin Fabric Store can be found on the 1989 maps.

Wulumuqi stores 1939 map

The famous Avocado Lady store at No. 274 also has a sign above the marquee; it seems to come from the same era.