Here we have a cast bronze street sign for Rosemont Street in Charleston, SC. This sign would have been embedded into the sidewalk of an intersection in historic Charleston. It's a fabulous piece of architectural salvage for one of the most architecturally significant cities in the U.S. The piece came from the estate of an old New Mexico cowboy whose parents came from Charleston, yet settled on a ranch in New Mexico in about the 1930s. We believe this piece is circa turn of the century, but it could be older. What we do know is you can still see similar street markers in the historic section of Charleston, installed in some corners--see Photo 5 for a picture of one in use on Queen St.
Measures 18-1/2" long by 2-3/4" high and about 1/2" thick, not including the two 1-3/4" deep brackets on the back that would have gone into the cement and helped hold the sign in place. In great vintage condition with a super thin layer of cement on the back and some verdigris tarnish. Patina is that gorgeous type you get on bronze that reflects light--Photo 1 taken with more shade, Photo 3 moved out reflecting bigger light. Super heavy (I estimate 10 pounds) and will be shipped in a USPS Priority Large Flat Rate box.
A wonderful piece of history!
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