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Old 03-31-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Looking for any and all San Antonio ghost signs as they are called. These are the old signs painted directly on a building. Most of them will be from the 1920's to the 1950's. If you know of one or just happen to see one, please post the address so I can get a pic of it. Yes, I'm collecting pics of these signs before they are all gone. Went downtown today expecting to see quite a few but most of the old buildings are either gone or have been rehabbed and the signage didn't make the grade. Here's an example of what I'm looking for, subject matter is unimportant, the history is the important part.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:22 AM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Looking for any and all San Antonio ghost signs
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image below is the southwest corner of Commerce and Presa.

the old Alamo National Bank.

I snapped this in march 2011. may or may not still be there.

walk 1 block to the west to Navarro and look back to the east.

up high on the side of the building that once housed Brocks Books.

that old sign says Grand Rapids something or another.

then of course the south wall of the old Kallison Western Wear.
at the NW corner of Nueva and Flores

a few more within spitting distance of the image you posted.

why not post up your other images
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:12 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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The old Fawcett sign I've seen many times. Sort of a ghost sign the old Perry Shankle Co on S. Flores.



Hot Wells Motel



S.X. Callaghan on Martin I think..



Maybe not a ghost but ghostly...
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:15 PM
 
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Default A near miss,

This is the closest I could get to a San Antonio, ghost sign.
Don't mention it Trapper.
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:04 AM
 
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Off of New Braunfels, just inside Ft. Sam Houston, there is one on the current Military Police Station. Should be visible from the Quadrangle, which is open to the public. I think it is an ad for the original Post Exchange. Will try to get by there and get a photo soon.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:05 PM
 
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if this next doesn't get Trap back, nothing will........
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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Here I am Mud!. That last one is kinda funny. Hard to believe they turned the place into an art gallery......really! Just added the name Art Gallery to it. Where was the Monticello sign? That one I don't recognize but I want. I haven't been down town yet. Too much going on at the present but it's a trip I'll be making in the next week or so. Thanks for all of the pics and suggestions.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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Where was the Monticello sign?
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Monticello Market.

address in my 1979 City Directory is 100 Blanco Rd....
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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Good grief!. Monticello Market! Right around the corner. That was Solomon Abdos fathers grocery store. As I recall, his dad was murdered there back in 1969. Never did find out who did it. I heard that it was in retaliation for some of the stuff Sol was into at the time. Great find. I'll make it a point to get that one first. THANKS!.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:54 PM
 
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Good grief!. Monticello Market! Right around the corner. That was Solomon Abdos fathers grocery store. As I recall, his dad was murdered there back in 1969. Never did find out who did it. I heard that it was in retaliation for some of the stuff Sol was into at the time. Great find. I'll make it a point to get that one first. THANKS!.
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the murder happened in the 2200 block of N Zarzarmora.

January 1969

two were convicted of the crime
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