Wednesday, February 28, 2018


In October 2017, a building in the 900 block of State Avenue started to fall apart.
It, and a neighbor were demolished, revealing this beauty.
You'll recognize the May, Stern names; they're so prevalent they have their own category among local ghost signs.

And this piece of artwork is signed.

Leaping to the southeast corner of Downtown and ahead to the late 20th Century, we find this ad for Grand Victoria Casino, nee Rising Star Casino.

It's usually covered by a vinyl beer ad.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Still in Northside

Pay no attention to the Merry sign.
We're looking at the sign hidden by a shorter building.

Even enlarged, it's hard to get a sense of this sign.

Something, Produce and Meats

Thursday, January 11, 2018


We've eyeballed this building for a while, with the hunch there was something there.

There's not much, but, it's visible now.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

More from Lincoln

Along O Street. 
This is an oddity. The sign looks ancient, but the building appears new-ish.

Again in the Haymarket. Two sides of the same building, above and below.
The former is a north face we hadn't caught before. The latter, (below), has been featured previously.

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Trip to Nebraska

We returned to Nebraska for the holidays, and picked up a few signs that we'd missed on previous visits.

This building is in Lincoln's Haymarket.

Specifically, it's at S and 8th.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

From the Mailbox

This little beauty was sent to us from Omaha, by our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson.
He said it was tucked away in an alley and he was lucky to catch it.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Three Revisits, and a Newbie

Up along McMicken, around the Mockbee building.

How this is sheared off is fascinating.
Obviously, there was a building there, protecting what we see now.
But someone took the time to remove what was above the now absent roofline.

And a scant 20 yards away, our new find:

Faded, but still visible, if not legible.