Downtown Grand Rapids.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Our assistant in Grand Rapids, Miss A. Birky was particularly enamored with this one, blocked by the solid wall of a parking garage.
And if you look closely, there's a couple more signs farther back.
At least they're protected from the elements, and when that parking garage comes down, they'll still be there.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
For the rest of the month of July, our ghost signs will be from Downtown Grand Rapids.
We were amazed at how many signs we found, especially considering how many new buildings are there. But, the City has kept many of the old structures in place, and in shape.
Quite frankly, it was also one of the cleanest downtowns we'd ever seen, but that should hardly be surprising.
As clean and new as everything looked, it also seemed nigh deserted. Over the lunch hour, as we conducted our survey, there was hardly anyone out on the streets. One might almost call this haven of ghost signs, a ghost town.
Friday, July 18, 2014
In the foreground, you see the Imperial Metal Products sign. They are still in business, so technically, this does not qualify as a ghost sign.
In the background, there is downtown Grand Rapids.
Next week, our little tour moves into the heart of the city, and ooh boy, have we got some good ones for you.