Ghost Signs AKA Fading Ads II

Ghost sign for the tenth anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera in Toronto

I try and stop for ghost signs during my travels, although it is not always possible.  Here are a few more of my favourites.

 

Cincinnati, Ohio

Entry, The John Shillito Company
Entry, The John Shillito Company

This building has been in place since about 1879, home of the John Shillito Department Store in downtown Cincinnati.  It has been converted to loft apartments.

The exterior can be seen in the film Carol, with Cate Blanchette and Rooney Mara.

 

Lansing, Michigan

Knapps Department Store
Knapps Department Store

This art deco beauty was completed in 1938.  The store was closed in 1970, but the building still stands.

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Abandoned Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Abandoned Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

I can’t remember exactly where, but in the heart of San Juan there is an abandoned hotel.  No name, just the word HOTEL on the side, and crumbling Juliette balconies leading to the interior on the second floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Ghost Signs Here!

 

 

 

 

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