Monday, April 24, 2017

Brewery District

We love finding old photographs of Cincinnati. 
Especially when they include signs before they went ghost.

And we especially love it when the building is still standing and we can compare then and now.

On McMicken, to the west of Elm Street.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ghost Signs from a Ghost Town

Broadwater, Nebraska. Not technically a ghost town, as 128 people call it home, as of 2010.
Our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson points out the refurbished Coca-Cola sign.

And the Lazy U Motel, a nice little piece of Americana.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Touring Cincinnati

We took a tour of Cincinnati's ghost signs, Saturday morning.
Partly on the streetcar, partly walking.
A lovely morning.

It was inspired, in part by Ronnie Salerno's book:

Which, if you don't already have it, is a must-have.

Friday, April 14, 2017

A Couple from the Mailbag

Both from Ms. D. Walz. 
The first is from Council Bluffs, Iowa.

And this from Lincoln, Nebraska.

Keep looking up!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Why We Hunt Part II

The building at 13th and Walnut is undergoing renovations, reportedly for condos. They've already cut a whole in the wall, presumably for windows. 

This is the north side of the building, and one has to wonder how much longer this German message has.

Not far away, on Liberty, between Walnut and Main, this sign has been covered up:

Here's what it used to look like.

Over by Findlay Market: Gone.

At Race and 12th: Gone.

On McMicken near Race: Gone.

On 15th, between Race and Elm: Gone.

And that is why we hunt ghost signs.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Why We Hunt

Because as long as these signs have been around, they're not impervious.

More signs lost to history tomorrow.