Monday, 4 October 2010
59 North Street
The raised lettering on the side of no. 62 seems to exemplify the Victorian age; solid, made to last, no flashy paper posters for them. It is also historically interesting, reminding us that once hats were big business and it was money from their manufacture and supply that provided the Wagners' fortune and helped to build Brighton's famous churches. Harts later merged with Hobbs the mens' outfitters and subsequently they were taken over by Cobleys.
This group of buildings are not listed but lie just within the Old Town Conservation area and so enjoy some measure of protection.