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)