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thelakelander

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The Ghost Signs of Jacksonville
« on: October 28, 2019, 08:03:49 AM »


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Ghost signs, the remains of hand painted signs common before the Great Depression, can be found all over Jacksonville's historic urban core. Originally created with lead-based paint that easily bonded to masonry surfaces, many of these advertisements have survived the test of time. Today, they provide a glimpse into the city's forgotten past.

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Re: The Ghost Signs of Jacksonville
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 10:40:20 AM »
Enjoyed the article.  BTW, there is or used to be a 'ghost sign' on a tall brick wall (which actually could have been the back of the drive-in movie screen) out at Jax Beach.  I seem to remember you could read "drive in" and the Coca Cola writing on it.

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Re: The Ghost Signs of Jacksonville
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 12:30:50 AM »
I ain't afraid of no ghost

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Re: The Ghost Signs of Jacksonville
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 02:31:35 PM »
I have a picture of the Coke sign out at the beach, but I am clueless how to post it here. My father worked for the Coke Company back in the 50's painting signs, I've always been told it was his.

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Re: The Ghost Signs of Jacksonville
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 12:15:37 PM »
It would be nice to see the photo your dad took, but I don't have a clue about posting pics either, I'm afraid. 

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Re: The Ghost Signs of Jacksonville
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 12:35:39 PM »
If you send it to edavis@moderncities.com I'll post it for you.
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Re: The Ghost Signs of Jacksonville
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2019, 09:33:36 AM »
Here’s another one I discovered years ago. It says Stables & Live Stock and something I can’t make out above the door.

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Re: The Ghost Signs of Jacksonville
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 10:16:07 AM »
Nice find! At one point that was a warehouse for Cohen Brothers.
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