The Melrose Umbrella Co. logo is a silhouette of then 90-year old James Melrose, which was published in an English newspaper after serving his elected position as Lord Mayor of York, England.
In addition to the magnificent life he led, Mr. Melrose became forever known as the ’Grand Old Man’ to his constituency and even to the Queen of England. Found within the Umbrella Co. is a photograph of one of the many occasions the two were documented together while wielding his umbrella which he carried as opposed to a cane, until his expiration at the ripe old age of 101.
History of the building
The Melrose Umbrella Co. pays homage to the history of the post-prohibition era, and the rebirth of America’s culinary contribution – the cocktail. The building in which the Melrose Umbrella Co. is housed was built in the midst of the excitement of the demise of prohibition, after the 18th amendment was lifted via ratification of the 21st amendment. Making it the only instance in U.S. history that a constitutional amendment was retracted.
The iconic image that marked this momentous celebration was an umbrella with raindrops falling from the inside representing the promise of, Many Wet Days To Come…