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.

Rockford Furniture Ghost Sign

Rockford Furniture Ghost Sign
Faded brick ad for Rockford Standard Furniture Company at the corner of 9th Street and Railroad Avenue in Rockford, Illinois. At the turn of the last century, Rockford was a manufacturing powerhouse, especially for machine tools and furniture established by its large population of Swedish immigrants. Rockford Standard Furniture opened in 1887 and manufactured dining room furniture, desks, and bookcases.

Hunter Dinerant in Auburn, New York

Hunter Dinerant, 18 Genessee St. in Auburn, New York, is an O’Mahony model from 1951. Check out the faded ghost sign on the brick wall behind the diner. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make out what it said.

Photo by Michael Kleen

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