Thursday, June 21, 2018

Some of the Coolest Thank-You Notes I've Ever Recieved


A few weeks ago, I spoke to some kids at a local school about fading advertisements/ghost signsmy book from 2015, and the kind of work I've done here on QC/D for the past decade. They were a great audience with fantastic questions. A lot of fun to talk with. In the mail, shortly after they took a field trip to Downtown, I got these really touching thank you notes from them. Hopefully they'll continue to look up, down, and around at the details of the city while appreciating its history.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

[Fading Advertisements] Fort Wayne and Angola, IN


A few ghost signs logged while on a recent, quick trip through Indiana. Only had some time for quick and casual research so if anyone familiar with Fort Wayne or Angola, Indiana history has some info to share, let it be known in the comments below.

Another Fort Wayne sign was featured back in January.

In late 2015/early 2016, I published my second book: Fading Ads of Cincinnati, which took a look at the history and remains of the city's fading advertisements or "ghost signs." Since the book's publication, I've kept up on documenting these wherever I find them and keeping updates on the fate of some of the ones from the book.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Payphones of Hawaii


In Hawaii, a fading technology is still common.

Monday, June 18, 2018

[Suburbia Lost] Toys "R" Us, TGI Friday's, and Michel Tires Plus - Springdale, OH


In Springdale, north of Cincinnati: a Toys "R" Us that was abandoned well before the company faced its current death via bankruptcy, a tire store, and a TGI Friday's.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Toynbee/House of Hades Tiles: An Update


Street art found in the literal streets. Cincinnati has lost several of these over the years. Out of three remaining, one seemed marked for death, but it's not totally lost.