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Ghost Signs
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Managed By: Icon Here The Wall Dogs
Description:
Faded, painted signs, at least 50 years old, on an exterior building wall heralding an obsolete product, an outdated trademark or a clue to the history of the building's occupancy.
Expanded Description:
The advent of digitally printed vinyl ads over the past decade has rendered painted ads nearly obsolete. Vinyl ads are cheaper and faster to produce, and neon and electric ads have spread.



However, for many years outdoor advertising was limited to enormous ads painted, using lead-based paint, on the sides of barns and brick buildings. This practice has been largely abandoned in more recent times.


Image Source: Frank H. Jump

Yet a few remain, their lead lettering often serving as the sole reminder of the service or product they sold. Some are visible only after it rains, prompting the nickname "ghost signs."
Instructions for Posting a Ghost Signs Waymark:
Find a Ghost Sign and snap a picture. If you can tell us anything about the product being advertised that is definitely a plus.

The signs we are looking for are NOT restored to new condition. The point is to have a sign which is somewhat difficult to read until the rain emphasizes the faded paint.

Additionally, the ghost sign should not advertise the current business which occupies the location. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for signs which qualify in every other way.

Please do NOT include a picture of yourself nor your GPS in the photo.

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SS14 km

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Ghost SignsCoca-Cola - Ball Ground, GA.

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Coca-Cola sign on the side of a building on Gilmer Ferry Rd. (GA 372), Ball Ground, GA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Georgia

date approved: 8/4/2008

last visited: 4/14/2011

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NN26.7 km

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Ghost SignsSam's Flour Ellijay Ga

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Sam Penland's cash store

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kullas

location: Georgia

date approved: 9/23/2008

last visited: 6/4/2011

Image for Pool Room Coke Sign - Ellijay Gaview gallery

NN26.9 km

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Ghost SignsPool Room Coke Sign - Ellijay Ga

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A old Coke sign on the side of a great place to eat

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kullas

location: Georgia

date approved: 9/23/2008

last visited: 6/4/2011

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EE57 km

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Ghost SignsCoca-Cola – Gainesville, GA

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Coca-Cola sign on the side of a building at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and SW Main St, Gainesville, GA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Georgia

date approved: 7/21/2008

last visited: 6/10/2008

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SS58.3 km

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Ghost SignsKennesaw House

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Kennesaw House has a long, storied career in Marietta. The old name is painted on the building facing the RR tracks. It is now an office and museum. It is one of the few buildings Sherman's troops did not burn.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member mtn-man

location: Georgia

date approved: 8/23/2006

last visited: 6/18/2014

Image for Braselton Bros. Dept. Storeview gallery

SESE70.8 km

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Ghost SignsBraselton Bros. Dept. Store

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Old time 'HAVE IT ALL' store. Now home to an antique store and a tile outlet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Georgia

date approved: 11/27/2005

last visited: 7/3/2014

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SS71.8 km

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Ghost SignsPowder Springs, Ga. Ghost Sign

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Old Coke sign featuring Cooper Drugs.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Atlanta Highland Bagpiper

location: Georgia

date approved: 1/31/2006

last visited: 8/15/2006

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SS71.8 km

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Ghost SignsCountry Store Of Seven Springs

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Country Store Of Seven Springs Ghost Sign

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Atlanta Highland Bagpiper

location: Georgia

date approved: 1/31/2006

last visited: 8/15/2006

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SESE72.6 km

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Ghost SignsWood Garage

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Old Store along Hwy 29 in Auburn, GA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Georgia

date approved: 11/20/2006

last visited: 11/18/2006

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