High Street is predominantly cafes, frock shops, galleries and antique shops. In the past it was much more of a useful local shopping centre, with grocers, fishmongers, butchers, green grocers and other shops for local residents.
The cocoa sign has now disappeared, never to be seen again in my lifetime, and I had to be quick to get a photo of this new one as no sooner had the awful old fifties double storey building been demolished, up went the scaffolding.
This one is a double bunger, with one sign painted over another but the top one must have been poor quality paint and the old one still shows strongly through. The original was for Butter Menthols, 3d (pence) pkt, soothes the throat, with Persil (washing powder) for a brilliant wash, over the top of the Butter Menthols.
It will be a worth addition to Our Fading Past, Melbourne's history in old signs Use the google map link at OFP if you wish to see all the signs.
On the opposite side of the site are more signs but the only one I can make out is Dunlop, the rubber tyre company.