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America’s Cup Coffee

Ghost sign for America’s Cup Coffee superimposed over a Coca-Cola sign on the side of Pat’s Lounge, 2019 Western Avenue in Mattoon, Illinois. America’s Cup Coffee was a brand of coffee grounds sold by Peoria wholesaler Oakford & Fahnestock.

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Central Union Ghost Sign

Brick ad for the Central Union Building, 1400 Main Street in Wheeling, West Virginia. Sign is on Market Street side. 24 hour telephone answering service. Now that’s luxury!

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Alexandria Ghost Sign

Old brick ad for Walter Roberts Inc Hay Grain, Flour, and Feed Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Today on the side of Virtue Feed & Grain restaurant, 106 S. Union Street.

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Fading Coca-Cola

Fading Coca-Cola
Faded Coca-Cola ad on the side of a brick commercial building at 100 S. Mildred Street in Ranson, West Virginia at the corner of Mildred and W 6th Avenue. You can see they lowered the windows, effacing part of the ad.
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Belington’s Golden Rule Co.

Golden Rule
Old brick ad for The Golden Rule Department Store, 122 Crim Avenue in Belington, West Virginia. The Shinn family built a grocery store at this location 117 years ago during the height of West Virignia’s coal boom. The Golden Rule Department Store opened in 1939 but has stood abandoned for many years. Revitalization efforts have raised hope for the building’s future.
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Dwyer Redi-Mix Ghost Sign

Dwyer Redi-Mix Ghost Sign
Vintage brick ad for Dwyer Redi-Mix and i-XL Kitchens at 1109 Railroad Avenue, off 7th Street, in Rockford, Illinois. The Dwyer Company still exists and specializes in building foundations and concrete, but I’m not sure they still sell this particular product.
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Lee Ghost Sign

Lee Ghost Sign
Beautifully preserved brick ad for Lee clothing and Greenman’s store at 110 E University Avenue in Champaign, Illinois, right next to the Champaign County History Museum. The store used to be at that location, before it became Le Shoppe.