Monday, March 30, 2009

Drake Printers


With all the destruction "urban renewal" going on downtown, vintage signs like this are becoming visible on the older buildings that were not deemed blighted. Drake Printers has been around a LONG time. I'm assuming this brick signage is older than the neon. It's also in a different location. Can anyone tell what kind of cola sign that is in the top right hand corner?

8 comments:

gogouci said...

I love ghost signs. Nice find.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

interesting capture of hisotry

Petrea said...

"Ghost signs." I'd never heard them called that, but I like it, gogouci. We have a lot of these in Pasadena and I love them.

Julie, it seems I'm following you around the web today!

Jacob said...

Royal Crown. Nah, it's Coca Cola.

Good shot.

Halcyon said...

I like those old brick signs. I hope they restore this one!

Rose said...

I love seeing the signs like this on old buildings...which reminds me there is one right in this little town I just noticed a bit back and want to go capture.

PJ said...

Pensacola doesn't have too many ghost signs anymore. Yours are wonderful to see and I would hate to see them removed or covered over.

D said...

Thanks everyone, I love calling them ghost signs!