Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Not About the Meat

Technically, the Heringer sign may be a ghost, but since it's just a bunch of letters hanging on a wall, it's not that interesting.  The faded beyond readability artwork is much more engaging, I think.

Friday, May 24, 2013

When in Camp Washington...

Check out this ghost sign, after you visit the American Sign Museum.
I must confess, I haven't.  I saw them at the old location, but haven't been in the new place.

Scrubbing a Ghost Sign

Hey!  You can't do that.  (Can he?)
This is a favorite of Visualingual.
That picture was taken Thursday. 
This one was taken Friday.  He's no longer cleaning.  Now, he's painting it.
Tuesday, May 28th
They own it, so I guess they can do with it as they will.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Expect More

Sunday, I got on my bicycle, and I rode into unfamiliar territory.
So, expect more ghost signs from Covington, and from Newport, like this one.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Another Nebraska Submission

Many thanks to Mick Johnson, childhood chum, who spotted this, recently uncovered by demolition in Aurora, Nebraska.  Very cool!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Messy, But Proof

No idea what this was.  However, it indicates that this:
... probably was a ghost sign too at one point, as they're both on the same building.
And and said building is across the street from this, if you want to see for yourself.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Recently Departed

This place can't be too long gone.  I used to buy smokes there.  So, sometime in the last 14-18 months, it went under.  Not all that surprising, but a tad bit regrettable.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Behind Gilbert Avenue

So, it's no longer private?  Although the chain link fence says "go away".

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ice Cream?

When viewed small, I clearly see the word "CREAM", in the lower left hand corner.  Enlarging the photo seems to make that interpretation vanish.
This may be a repeat.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sun Damage

You should see the ButterKrust ghost sign on the south side of the building.   It's much worse.

Vine and 70th, Elmwood Place

Monday, May 13, 2013


What's beneath that coat of paint?
Also of note, the Clay Street sign.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sound Electronics

And in the background, there's a former firehouse.  Been noticing many of those lately.  So many, I might start an extra blog just for them.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


This is what I stopped for when I noticed the corner store sign.

Wegman's is still in business.  Just posting the chimney as a landmark.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


By that, I mean, I'm disappointed with the number of ghost signs in Northside.  I feel like there should many more than there actually are.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Corner Store

I'm actually surprised I noticed this one.

Especially considering I was angling to get another sign at the time. 

Boldly Going...

It was a happy hunting weekend.  I pedaled up to Carthage, and found this, among others along the way.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Look Closer

We've featured the faded GARAGE sign before, and the Campanello's sign is relatively new, and still open, so that's not of interest here.  But, looking closer:

For a while, I thought it said "Quick Wash", instead of "Quick Cash".  I'd love to see what's behind the banner ad.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Todi Toys

If there aren't dusty boxes of board games no-one's ever heard of inside, I would be very disappointed.

The buildings are for sale, if anyone's really curious.

Otherwise, there isn't much online about Todi's Toys, other than business address info, and a tip of the hat from Cincinnati Magazine, in 1983. (Which is an entertaining read in its own right.)

Festive Games didn't turn up anything immediate either.