Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Moving Moved

Courtesy of our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson.
See also previous post.

Interesting to note: this building is at 11th and Dodge, while this one is at 11th and Jones.

And Ford Storage and Moving is still in business, but has since vacated both premises.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wake Up

Courtesy of our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson again.

He caught them before they're gone forever.

But, nothing lasts forever.

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Rooming House with Breakfast

From our Western Field Agent. At 24th and Harney in Omaha.

The World-Herald has a brief history.

Did you miss Ronny Salerno's appearance on the radio talking about his book?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Open Late, Closed Early

Our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson is back on the hunt, now that bitterly cold temperatures have a least temporarily left Nebraska.

He found this in Omaha, and reports it closed within the last year.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Reference Material

John Kiesewetter shared this with us, because it refers to a ghost sign.
We believe it's this one, and if we're correct, it clears up a lot.

Also, the article refers to local historian Don Heinrich Tolzmann, who put out a field guide to that ghost sign paradise, Over-the-Rhine, recently.  We just started reading it, and hope it holds more clues to some unreadable and otherwise lost signs.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Beer History

Hudy is gone from here, and still a label, but a ghost sign nonetheless.

At 41 East McMicken, not far from the new home of the Moerlein family of beers.