Monday, December 8, 2014

Lost to Time

We'd been eyeballing this discolored patch on the south side of the Turret Lofts for a while now, and finally stopped for a closer look, when our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson was in town.

Definitely something there.
And on the north side of the building: this.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Park Here, But Not Here

Not technically ghost signs, but nonetheless cool.

And we would expect nothing less from Union Terminal, which I think sufficiently impressed Mr. D.L. Hudson during his recent visit.
There's another sign on the south side of the tunnel, but we forgot to get that one.
Next time.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Powell Valves

Powell Valves, although featured here before, is still in business.

We'd seen these before from the Western Hills Viaduct, but upon the urging of Mr. D.L. Hudson, drove around to capture them.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Here Today

While our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson was in the city, we walked through Over-the-Rhine to show him some of our best ghost signs.

On Race, he pointed this out, and asked why we hadn't featured it yet.

It's not that old.  It's not that grand.  But, it is ghost signage, and he persuaded us to capture it.

We're glad he did, because someday, it will be gone.  Like this:

Doesn't look familiar?  This is what was here before they paved it and put up a parking lot, just south of Findlay Market.
Yes. We lost another.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Again with the Sign Museum

Inside the American Sign Museum, there are curated signs.  Outside, the signs roam freely.

The Southern Ohio College was acquired by Brown Mackie.

Not even our Western Field Agent, D.L. Hudson, has been able to uncover facts about the Cincinnati Sampling Company.

Not our usual fare, but looks totally legitimate and safe.  Bring the kids.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Behind the Sign Museum

Our Western Field Office Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson was in the City this weekend for some training, and to get his oil changed.  We ran into each other at the Sign Hunters ConFab at the American Sign Museum.  Nice fellow.
Anyway, we'd both already seen the Tatum and the Leon's signs, as shown above.

But, Mr. D.L. Hudson went a-wandering and found these, hidden further back.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Curtis Street

From a recent visit to Walnut Hills.

And across the street from the garage...

Let's zoom in a little.

Hard to see from this distance, but there's something there.
This entire block is about to be renovated, so it's probably not long for this world.
And this will probably go away too.