Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Ghost Signs from Asheville, North Carolina

As it becomes more and more difficult to get outside in the light during the week, I am resorting back to my summer holiday snaps for today's blog post. Although it seems like a distant memory now, we had three wonderful weeks on holiday in the US back in July/August this year. This particular photo set is from an Urban Wander around Asheville, North Carolina, which like many of the towns we visited seemed to be full of ghost signs.

BLUE RIDGE SAVINGS
BANK

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

SOUTHERN FURNITURE Co

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Great ghost sign but I can only make out the word

DELICIOUS

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Two ghost signs here. The first is easy to read but the second one is a mystery to me.

FRESH UP WITH 7 UP

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

It's been a while since I've seen a Woolworth's here in the UK since their mass closure a few years ago. It seems as though in the US it may still be a going concern, but I've called it a ghost sign here. 

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

One of the easier to read ghost signs.

DELICIOUS AND REFRESHING
DRINK
COCA-COLA

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

AUTO ACCESSORIES

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA


ASHEVILLE SUPPLY & FOUNDRY CO

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Here's the same building with a better view of the ghost sign on the side.

ASHEVILLE
SUPPLY & FOUNDRY
MACHINERY
PIPE & FITTINGS
BELTING
VALVES
ETC

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Another hard to read ghost sign, but on the left-hand side I can just make out the words

? HARDWARE
MANTELS GRATES

and on the right-hand side I can see

WINDOWS

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

A better view of the fabulous truck outside Pack's Tavern.

Old truck, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Old truck, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

I thought this said painting initially but a closer inspection revealed that it says

PRINTING

not sure about the top right-hand side though.

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

? AND RECTOR
FURNITURE, STOVES
TRUNKS & ?

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

ASHEVILLE FISH CO
ESTABLISHED
1894
AGENTS FOR
CAPE FISH CO
BOSTON, MASS

Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Ghost sign, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

And finally after a long day wandering around the city, it was time for dinner. Possibly one of the best quesadillas I've ever eaten.

Quesadillas, Salsa Restaurant, Asheville, North Carolina, USA


    

That's all for today folks. I hope to be able to write a couple more blog posts this side of Christmas, but if I don't then a Happy Christmas and New Year to anyone reading this.

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