Thursday, December 1, 2022

Seneca Kansas


Like Belleville, Seneca is another community we'd passed by numerous times, but never checked out.
And we're glad we did.


Cremo Cigars: founded in 1896, and get this:
Although cigars are little more expensive today.


We can clearly make out Hall, but not the word atop it.


And we can see the signature: Roderick.


The ghost sign is to the left, on the taller building. 
We cropped this to include the Seneca postcard-style sign on the right.


There's some disagreement, but some of us see the word "Flour"
along the top, towards the right side.


A Google image search turns up a number of other similar signs, many painted with blue.
And endorsements by Shoeless Joe Jackson.




On the west side of the building with the Cremo sign: Furniture?


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Belleville Kansas

 


We'd driven by Belleville about a thousand times, but never through. 


We're glad we finally visited the Republic County seat, because it did not disappoint. 




One may argue that pop, candy and snacks qualify as tons of item inside, and that this isn't a ghost sign.
But what you don't realize is this is the same building as the "*AL DENTAL BUI*" too.



Something something Motors, and Storage, but also look to the left.


Would love to see this in all its glory.










Thursday, November 17, 2022

Ghost Signs of London

 


We did a lot of traveling this year, as you can see by the sudden flurry of updates.
While in London, we spotted this strangely fresh sign in Belgravia, on Elizabeth Street at Boscobel Place. (We suspect the sign has been touched up.)


As much time as we spent in London, we were surprised/disappointed not
to have found more signs. But, we did locate this one in Upton Park,
on the B167 at Selsdon Road.

Go here for a more comprehensive look at the GhostSigns of London.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

More from Cleveland




Enhance...



Can you find the ghost sign in this picture?







Zooming in doesn't really help on this one, does it?




 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Ohio City, Part Two


Ohio City is a veritable cornucopia of ghost signs.










We'd question the authenticity of this ghost sign, but we appreciate faux ghost signs as
homages.



Another modernish sign over and above an older exhibit. Can you see "China?"



And we're still not done with Cleveland. Stay tuned.


 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Ohio City, Part One

 Across the Cuyahoga River, from Cleveland, lies the sleepy, historic Ohio City.

It is rich in ghost signs.



Kiefer's is now a kaffeehaus.