I saw this photograph hanging on the wall in the lobby of Sycamore Place apartments, and I've seen it before, but I had some time to kill, and a blog entry to fill, so I photographed it, because there's a lot going on. (See the full picture at UrbanOhio. It's number 24.)
This is gone. That's a parking garage now, attached to what is now the AAA headquarters, on the right, at Central and Race.
The Power Building. I think. The water towers and signage are gone.
This is still there.
On Main Street, at 9th, looking south.
Looks to me like the Rugs sign was there first, and the Baking Co. was painted over it, but it still bled through.
We went to Chi-Town this weekend, and while hoping to catch some good ghost signs, the hunt wasn't as successful as it could have been.
The trip wasn't about signs. That was a secondary thing. And so, Thursday night, while we saw a bunch, it was dark, we were headed to other places, and it just wasn't convenient to stop every other block.
Sunday morning, the plan was to nab a few, (like the two above), but, the weather was lousy, and exhaustion was setting in. So, we snapped a couple from the car, and kept going.
Thursday afternoon, we grabbed a couple from the car, but even then, it was while moving, while not knowing exactly where we were going.
And the car windows were filthy.
The best of the lot is this. And it's not even real. It was painted on a new building, Portillo's Restaurant, as part of their theme.
We include it here just because they thought to add the touch.
Suddenly, I'm not allowed to post photos, which rather defeats the purpose of a photoblog, don't you think?
In the meantime, please, visit our archives, and find some past treasures you may have missed. On the right side of the screen, if you scroll down a tick, you'll find several different categories, based on location or content. Peruse, until you find something interesting, and go see.
We have no solid evidence to support the theory, however, we are convinced this was once an ad for 7-Up that was been thoroughly scrubbed. We base the belief on what appears to be "no caffeine" at the top.
But, who knows? It could be some archaic decaf coffee advertisement.