More On The Buftons

In another place, I have written about a marvelous lunch I had this week with JoAnn Bufton, granddaughter of Hubert and Catherine Bufton, founders of the florist shop that flourished on the Drive from 1920 through the mid-1980s. In addition to the wonderful oral history she was able to provide, she also gave me some images of the shops. This first one is the store at 1520 Commercial Drive, and is therefore from before December 1955.

1520 Commercial Drive1

The second is from after they moved to 1675 Commercial, in the Bentholme Building.

1675 Commercial Drive1

Excellent examples of historic window dressing, for which Bufton’s won numerous awards.