I found this newly revealed sign in Denver. I had been by the same location last year, and it was not there. Google Street View shows that it was revealed when the surfacing on the building was removed during remodeling. So, while, as shown in the last post, many ghost signs are disappearing, others are reappearing.
When I started photographing ghost signs in 2009, it occurred to me that, as the economy came back from the recession, buildings would start being renovated or torn down. Of course, I was correct. As I update my database to include the most recent Google Map formats, i have found some that are now gone. Here are example of some of the best ghost signs that are no longer with us.
Coca Cola – Schenectady, New York (Demolished)
Charter Cigar – Irvington, New Jersey (Demolished)
Bridal Tomato Soup / Coca Cola, Irvington, New Jersey (Painted Over)
Mail Pouch Tobacco / Owl Cigar, Columbia City, Indiana (muralized)
Quaker Oats, Boston, Massachusetts (covered by new construction)
Quaker Oats / Moxie, Boston, Massachusetts (covered by new construction)