A painted sign on the side of a Third Street building saw the light of day this morning after nearly a century.
Demolition of buildings on the 5000 block of Third Street in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood has begun, making way for a new public library branch. As of noon today, the old branch library still stood after a wooden structure next door to it was knocked down in short order.
The wooden structure at 5025 Third had contained a Chinese restaurant during recent years. It was acquired by the SF Public Library system so that a larger library building could occupy two lots instead of the one the old building sits on.
The sign, hidden since the building at 5025 Third went up, promotes garments for the working person. It reads:
BOSS OF THE ROAD
OVERALLS & WORK SHIRTS
Your Money's Worth You know It!
According to public records, the building had been owned by the Wong family since 2005, and by the Hallett family prior to that.