Friday, June 29, 2018

More from Missouri

Still around downtown St. Joe.

Once upon a time it was a store. Now it's lofts.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Days Gone Buy

Once upon a time, in order to buy something, one had to go to a store.

Many times, these stores were clustered together in what was termed "downtown."

St. Joseph was no different.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Downtown St. Joe

It almost looks as though someone deliberately painted over the letters to make them unreadable.

Same sign, different angle:


Monday, June 25, 2018

Wright's Jewelry

Dearest Reader, we apologize for not updating more recently.

However, we were in Philadelphia, PA, hunting that fine city's ghost signs.

We shall bring you those, once we have exhausted our collection from St. Joseph, MO.

And this could take a while.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Downtown St. Joe

We glanced at Google Streetview before the trip to St. Joseph, and spotted this sign along with a couple of others.
We figured we'd make a quick stop, maybe 30 minutes, for a few photos.

We ended up spending 90 minutes, because we just kept finding more and more ghost signs.


Friday, June 15, 2018

What Helicopter?

I don't see a helicopter.

So far, we've shown you a sampling of St. Joseph's industrial area.
Next week, we move into the downtown and bring you more commercial 
ghost signage.

Thursday, June 14, 2018


The only word we can make out appears to be "GUYS" running down the right hand corner.

Although to the left of that, we can read "Queen Sparkling Drink."
We wonder if this used to be a bar, saloon or other cantina.
Most recently, it's been home to a glass company.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Still More from St. Joe

We'll be honest; there were so many ghost signs in St. Joseph, and we had so little time, we couldn't capture all of them, and in fact gave some short shrift.
Like this one:

We could have gotten closer, but just didn't have the time.
(And we were still on the ground longer than expected!)

Monday, June 11, 2018

On the Road

Dear Reader, we apologize for the lack of posts as of late, however, there has been a lack of new ghost signs in our view.

To remedy that, we took to the road, stopping in St. Joseph, Missouri.

We were not disappointed.

In fact, we were floored by the quantity and quality of ghost signs in St. Joe.

Bookmark this page again and brace yourself.
We believe you will be impressed over the next several days.