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Ghost Signage Southeast

 

Peoples Bank
Rocky Mount, NC
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

We rolled into Rocky Mount just in time to catch a southbound CSX train (minus most of it's nose lettering) passing through the middle of town and the Peoples Bank. This serves to give you an idea of just how large the ghost sign of this bank really is. 5-08

 

 

Motor Sales Hudson & Essex
Wilson, NC
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Wilson, NC is home to this "ghost" for a dealership of Hudson & Essex cars. This clearly dates from at least the 1930's as Essex was one of the many car makers that did not survive the great depression. 05-08

 

 

Coca Cola Sign
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Photo and info courtesy Tait Hilliard

The remains of this old store in Roanoke Rapids, NC also features a fading away Coca Cola sign. 08-08

 

 

Coca Cola Sign
Renton, NC
Photo and info courtesy Tait Hilliard

This Coca Cola sign was spotted along Highway 158 on a barn off the road. 08-08

 

 

Coca Cola Sign
Erwin, NC
Photo courtesy Tait Hilliard

Here's an old faded out Coca Cola sign on the side of what appears to be an old abandoned grocery store in Erwin, NC. 08-08

 

 

A.V. Sapp
Greensboro, NC
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Here's the ghost sign of A.V. Sapp sells it cheaper. A.V. Sapp was the proprietor of a large department store in Greensboro, NC back in the day and this may have been the department store building. The old lettering still lives on even though the business appears to be long gone. 02-09

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Smith
Birmingham, AL
Photo courtesy Paul Bauke

Here are a couple of old ghost signs for Big Smith uniforms. According to the sign painted on the wall of this building in downtown Birmingham, Big Smith is "The Uniform House of Dixie" and features matched uniforms and work clothing. 04-09

(Far left) The Big Smith painted sign

(Near left) The uniforms sign on the Big Smith building

 

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