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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.
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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.

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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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Duluth Imperial Flour Ghost Sign

Duluth Imperial Flour Ghost Sign
Duluth Imperial Flour ghost sign on the side of Little Falls Fuel Co., 441 W Main Street, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York. Duluth Imperial Mill in Minnesota was the largest flour mill in the world in the 1890s.
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The Ale House

The Ale House
The Ale House at 393 Princess Street in Kingston, Ontario. Opened in 1993, the Ale House is a chill hangout offering drink & wing specials, basic pub grub, country-music nights & live bands.
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L. D. Garrison & Co., Natural Food Grocery

L. D. Garrison & Co., Natural Food Grocery
Ghost sign for L. D. Garrison & Co., Natural Food Grocery, formerly located at 17-19 Main Street in Cortland, New York before a fire destroyed the original building in 1884. Under is a sign for Bloch Bros. pouch tobacco. This window must have been added later.