Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mainstrasse


We took a walk along Mainstrasse in Covington, thinking we'd find a few.
Not so much.  Most of the buildings have been repainted, and any signs that 
may have been in the bar district are gone.


This is on the very southern end of the street.
 

The signature looks like Lucas Parks, but what do you think?



Friday, June 26, 2015

12th Street


Between Elm and Central Parkway.

And across the street:


This building has been used by the Drop Inn Center, which is about to leave for Queensgate.
Note the fire alarm.

Monday, June 15, 2015

US Bank Arena


Infamously the site of The Who Tragedy.


How many thousands of times have we walked past here and not noticed these ghost signs?
One.  At least one thousand.




He's working on a book on ghost signs in Cincinnati, and told me to look.


The Beehive Club, according to Ronnie, was a lay-by in the Arena during the short lived NHL-wanna be, professional hockey team, the Stingers.


Please note the Mr. Redlegs wrappings on the Scripps Building in the background.
Installed for the All-Star Game.


For great photography, and great stories, do please visit Queen City Discovery.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Reader Submissions


We'd like to thank Ms. E. Correll for her consideration as she was driving across the southern half of the continental United States.


And we'd like to compliment her on her sharp eye.


These were all discovered in Savannah, Georgia.



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Big Queasy


Butt's Liver Pills, in New Orleans.


As captured by Ms. E. Correll, on her recent foray.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Another One Bites the Dust


When we first saw the scaffolding up on Liberty near Race, we were hoping for the best.


Maybe they were just shoring up the wall, and patching the crack.
Nope.


Here's what it used to look like.
It was never the prettiest, and the historic value was probably negligible.
But, the lesson is there; don't wait to capture a ghost sign.  It may not last.