Friday, March 27, 2015

Good News!


People's Liberty is renting the old Globe Furniture building across the street from Findlay Market.
We talked with Eric Avner, CEO, and he assures us they are NOT going to paint over the ghost sign that graces the side of the building.
In fact, he says they're talking with the American Sign Museum about possibly touching it up, or even repainting it.
(We vote for leaving it as is.)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coffee or Pepsi


Above the Samu Apartments is an old, faded, covered Pepsi ad.
Beneath it, a newer sign promoting the consumption of coffee.

Just outside the Oregon District.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bringing Good Things to Life


Unconfirmed at this point, but we believe General Electric is still in business.
Just not at this location.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Coda


A quick Googling finds that the Lorenz group is still in business, and according to their website, are one of the biggest publishers of handbell and choral music.


So, this falls not into the category of ghost sign, but rather faded ad art.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday Drive


We'd been thinking for some time on an excursion to find more ghost signs.  It would seem all the low hanging fruit in Cincinnati has been picked.
So, with nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon, we loaded up Wall Dog 1 and drove to Dayton.
Downtown had a few.  The Oregon District had a couple.  But we struck gold in Webster Station.
A block of old warehouses and factories there, including the Dayton Iron Store building, have been turned into flats.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Walnut Hills


With the sun in our eyes, we were lucky to spot this one, and actually drove around the block to see if there was actually a ghost sign, or if we were projecting.


It's at Gilbert and Foraker.  Right across the street from the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.
Which we did not notice at all.