Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dillen Rogers

Gumbo Gifts & Gallery, 1902

What a wonderful old ghost sign on the north wall of Gumbo Gifts & Gallery. I'd sure like to know what it said across the top but the rest is beautifully weathered and readable:

Eye Glasses A Specialty!

When you're at N. Mississippi and N. Beech checking this one out, stop in at Amnesia Brewery and hoist a pint on the patio just under the sign.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Products

Northwest Fence & Wire Works Building, 1911

This is another beautiful sign wrapped around the south and west sides of the Northwest Fence & Wire Works Building (see previous post). The company developed Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Bread frozen dough in the late 1950s so this sign is probably half a century old. There's also a painted-over but still legible "Office" sign next to the main doors on the west side.

Check out this fine sign at NE 11th and Flanders and smell the modern-day Franz bread baking as an added bonus.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fashion Stables

Northwest Fence & Wire Works Building, 1911

This is a nice set of ghost signs, fairly weathered and mostly readable except for the windows cut into the wall during building restoration. The center reads:
The Fence Builders

Then on the left side:
... For All Loose
... and Hard Rock
Sand and Gravel Screens

See these beauties at NE 11th and Glisan.