Friday, June 15, 2018

What Helicopter?

I don't see a helicopter.

So far, we've shown you a sampling of St. Joseph's industrial area.
Next week, we move into the downtown and bring you more commercial 
ghost signage.

Thursday, June 14, 2018


The only word we can make out appears to be "GUYS" running down the right hand corner.

Although to the left of that, we can read "Queen Sparkling Drink."
We wonder if this used to be a bar, saloon or other cantina.
Most recently, it's been home to a glass company.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Still More from St. Joe

We'll be honest; there were so many ghost signs in St. Joseph, and we had so little time, we couldn't capture all of them, and in fact gave some short shrift.
Like this one:

We could have gotten closer, but just didn't have the time.
(And we were still on the ground longer than expected!)

Monday, June 11, 2018

On the Road

Dear Reader, we apologize for the lack of posts as of late, however, there has been a lack of new ghost signs in our view.

To remedy that, we took to the road, stopping in St. Joseph, Missouri.

We were not disappointed.

In fact, we were floored by the quantity and quality of ghost signs in St. Joe.

Bookmark this page again and brace yourself.
We believe you will be impressed over the next several days.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


In October 2017, a building in the 900 block of State Avenue started to fall apart.
It, and a neighbor were demolished, revealing this beauty.
You'll recognize the May, Stern names; they're so prevalent they have their own category among local ghost signs.

And this piece of artwork is signed.

Leaping to the southeast corner of Downtown and ahead to the late 20th Century, we find this ad for Grand Victoria Casino, nee Rising Star Casino.

It's usually covered by a vinyl beer ad.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Still in Northside

Pay no attention to the Merry sign.
We're looking at the sign hidden by a shorter building.

Even enlarged, it's hard to get a sense of this sign.

Something, Produce and Meats