Sunday, 13 March 2011

Vapor, Havana

Whatever was left of this ghost sign was preserved when this building from 1912 was restored a few years ago, but with only two words remaining it isn't possible to know for sure what was promoted there. Still, if I were to make a guess, I'd say this was the office of a maritime company that operated steamboats or of a shipping company. This may be a long shot but in the 1920s the Asociación de maquinistas navales (Marine Engineers' Association) had its headquarters in this building. Coincidence?

Vapor.. ... Españoles
[Spanish ... Steam...]

Location: San Ignacio (on Plaza Vieja), Havana / Picture taken on: 06/04/2010

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