Thursday, April 11, 2019


At the corner of Elm and Kenner, in downtown Ludlow, KY.
The pharmacy has moved on.
I suspect this sign was painted to celebrate an anniversary.

But, historically, there was a sign painted on this wall.
Northern Kentucky Views has a photo. It looks to be from the 1960s or 1970s.

If you poke around that site, you'll find more than a couple of other ghost signs before they became ghost signs.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Marysville, Kansas

We caught these in another trip out west. 

Along Hwy 36.
A many-layered sign, on the edge of town. We believe there's a Coca-Cola sign in there somewhere.

And not far away, a tobacconist.

There's another sign we just couldn't stop to collect.  But we did find it on Google Street View.

Monday, December 3, 2018


The removal of the sign for the Imperial Mall, while a shame,
isn't inappropriate. There's really not much of a mall there.

Photo found in the Hastings Tribune. Submitted by Ms. P. Birky.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Gone but not Forgotten

A couple of buildings at 8th and Main were recently disassembled. 
The work revealed, briefly, a sign, seen below...

And just under that roofline, the bottom of lettering.

See what was torn down here, and and in the second entry here.

Also recently lost: this one. It was painted over.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Reader Submissions

The first three are from Denver, CO, courtesy of Ms. D. Ames.

Found in Seward, NE, and shared by Mr. C. Schweer.

And I'm afraid we've forgotten who sent these to us, and where they are from.