By Kevin Williams
Tom the Backroads Traveller calls these signs "ghost signs". You barely notice them, painted on brick, slowly fading into oblivion.
In the days before well-lit billboards, electronic signage, and social media, businesses were limited on their ways to advertise. Simply painting a large sign on a brick building was often as splashy as one could get. Amazing how these sort of fade into the background. I'd probably passed this sign 100 times over the years but never really noticed it until last week. I Googled the name and nothing comes up, so the legacy of the store seems to be fading along with the paint.
Hint: this sign is not in my hometown, can anyone guess where this sign is? Anyone know the history? I'll share the answer tomorrow, along with another photo I had posted with a "guessing game" and never gave the answer to. So stay tuned tomorrow!