A few years back, I admired the carved stonework on Patrick St. recording Montague Buton as a Tailor of Taste. I regularly look up when passing on way to the English Market and smile in appreciation.
A few weeks back, we were in Chester, a city with an amount of heritage and historic buildings. I was surprised to spot that a similar carved stone feature was cut back to create a smooth surface. I would have thought that such carvings were part of the heritage to be retained.
I suspect that, as a ghostsign, Mr. Burton will be visible for some years yet.