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Paul Clerkin

The family business at home in Monaghan is one of three shops in a row with Terrazzo facades. The terrazzo is laid in two colours with a pattern around the windows and doorways. Each of the three shops are different colours – red/white – green / yellow [ours] and blue / white [painted over]

Originally installed in the 1940s I think, they also had very harmonious signage in a clean non-seriffed font.

I’ll post a picture of the shop facade at some stage just to show the terrazzo pattern.

[ADDITION] Actually I just remembered that there were also two shops across the street with similar facades but these were removed in the earlys 1980s. They’re very unusual and I’ve never seen anything similar elsewhere in the country – has anyone else?

[This message has been edited by Paul Clerkin (edited 27 August 1999).]

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