Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Detroit, Rock City

On a recent excursion north to visit a friend, we ventured across the border into what some people refer to as "that state up north."

Mr. M. Walker took us into Detroit's Greektown for a couple of hours of imbibing, and ghost sign hunting.

Nigh impossible to see in this photo, but the signature on the lower left of this lovely layered sign is from Walker & Co.  Ironic, considering our guide was Mr. M. Walker.

More to come...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Recently Uncovered

As seen from the corner of 7th and Vine...

And from the corner of Central Parkway and Race.

As the renovation continues, we're hopeful more will become visible. 

(It was painted over soon after this photo was taken.)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


We don't do a lot of ghost sign hunting Downtown any more,
because we've found everything.

Or have we?

Until recently this was covered by shoe repair sign on Vine, at Court.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Reader Submissions

These first three samples come to us from Mr. B. Johnson,
during his recent trip to New Orleans.

Note the layering in this example. It's likely the sign beneath the Dixie Mill
sign is for Uneeda Biscuit.

We've been lax in updating, and we apologize for that.

We've been so lax we've forgotten from whom some of our reader submissions came.
We apologize for that as well.

Thursday, April 11, 2019


At the corner of Elm and Kenner, in downtown Ludlow, KY.
The pharmacy has moved on.
I suspect this sign was painted to celebrate an anniversary.

But, historically, there was a sign painted on this wall.
Northern Kentucky Views has a photo. It looks to be from the 1960s or 1970s.

If you poke around that site, you'll find more than a couple of other ghost signs before they became ghost signs.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019