Ghost Sign Of Former Spirt Dealer Uncovered on Paisley Building

Current works at 13 Moss Street at the former Gee Opticians has uncovered the ghost sign of D Fairlie who was a Wines and Spirit dealer, the 1884-1912 Paisley directory and general advertiser shows the shop under ownership of Fairlie, Robert, spirit merchant.

Ghost Sign Of Former Spirt Dealer Appears in Paisley Street

The current address of number 13 Moss Street was previously number 9 Moss Street which was changed when the Burgh of Paisley commenced the Re-naming of Streets and Re-Numbering of Properties in January 1923, which was 100 years ago this month.

Ghost Sign Of Former Spirt Dealer Appears in Paisley Street

The whole building recently sold at auction for £79,000 and was described as vacant and in need of a full refurbishment due to its current condition, this was a £21,000 drop for the original sale price in March 2022.

The building is currently on the Buildings at Risk Resister for Scotland and is described as a 3 1/2 storey terraced tenement with shops to the ground floor. 4 bays wide stone facade painted with pitched slated roof over. Sash and case windows, unusual half-height attic windows over vestigial cornice.

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