Monday, February 29, 2016

A Tip from the Public

The artist Mr. R. Janney tipped us off onto this one, on Whetzel, south of Madison Road.
We believe it may have been a Coca-Cola sign.  It has the elements anyway:
Red.  White flowing script. What may have been a bottle in the yellow circle.
And it's on the side of what was a neighborhood grocery store.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Shipped from Omaha

As you can see, from this entry courtesy of Mr. D.L. Hudson, our western field agent, Omaha is a treasure trove of ghost signage.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Omaha Baking Supply

Mr. D.L. Hudson has been busy.

He reports these were discovered last week.
They're in the 1300 block of Leavenworth, and are now apartments.  (But as Mr. Hudson points out, the building also houses a medical clinic.)
The Omaha Bakery Supply company is still in business, however, they have moved  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Reader Submissions

Firstly, we have this from Ms. S. Fleming, who reports it is on the side of the oldest bar in Florida, on Amelia Island.
(And it's a two-fer, because there's a very faded sign on the front, to the left, above the awning.)

And secondly, Ms. D. Ames sent us this link, which, coincidentally, is about a Coca-Cola sign that will be preserved.
Please note how they refer to it as "art".

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Previously, on Writing on the Walls.

The lettering at the top is what really stands out.
But when you look closer to the ground, there's more color, and the lettering starts to pop.
A lot going on here.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Half a Sign

Is better than no sign.
Alas, we could not see what the rest looked like without being obtrusive.

This is on Chestnut, just off of John Street, in the West End.

Friday, February 5, 2016