Hotel St. George Sign Returns To Henry Street In Brooklyn Heights

The iconic Hotel St. George sign on the corner of Henry and Clark Streets has been refurbished and returned to Brooklyn Heights this morning. Michael Correra at Michael Towne Wines and Spirits wrote us to say that the sign is looking great thanks to the hard work of the folks at Paul’s Signs.

BHB reader Chris Fohlin tweeted us a photo of the sign’s return this morning. Our Heather Quinlan is on her way to get more info….

UPDATE: And here I am, Heather Quinlan, with the latest sign news. According to Correra, “I think the sign is from 1933, though I don’t have any proof. What’s interesting is the man who repaired it said it had square bulbs, and they haven’t used square bulbs since the 1950s.” Correra also recommended a book New York Nights about the history of NYC signage. Featuring the Hotel St. George Sign, square bulbs and all.

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  • Luke Cushanick

    Given Michaeltowne’s obnoxious, blaring window advertisements, I would not trust Michael Correa as a good judge of good signage.

  • GHB

    Why can’t Towne build some decent display windows? Those ads make them look like a cheap magazine.

  • Full Special

    Why are their prices almost $2 higher for wine than Montague Spirits? Why????Awful.

  • yoohoo

    Prices are very high at Towne and Heights Chateau (?) on Atlantic Avenue. Better to order by the case from large Manhattan wine merchants or any of the many distributors over the Internet.

  • MonroeOrange

    Towne’s window display (or lack of) is the most tacky thing i have ever seen. Their prices are more expensive than manhattan and the layout of the store is horrilbe (all the scotch is behind the register, making it impossible to see). If im paying $65 for a bottle, let me read the label!

    Oh and im glad the sign is back…..

  • Andrew Porter

    Photo I have shows the sign in position in 1948.

  • Andrew Porter

    Because the actual windows are only an inch or so deep now, not the several feet they were a few years ago.

  • GHB

    They should build some display boxes, because what’s there now is pretty hideous.

  • MonroeOrange

    thats a great photo..thanks for sharing!