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Pittsburgh Palimpsests Project (Ghost Signs)

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snakeguy

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Jan 4 2013 at 3:05pm #

I thought this might peak the interest of some cyclists. Perhaps an idea for a BikeFest Ride???

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Pittsburgh Palimpsests is a photographic essay documenting early- to mid-20th century advertising signage painted (Ghost Signs) on exterior walls throughout the Pittsburgh region.

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We need YOUR help to locate these signs. Start looking around, you’ll be suprised at how many you will find. When you get a chance, update our interactive ghost sign map with your new findings!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghPalimpsests

Interactive Google map:

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=211203562396182520970.0004d1ba8cd551e458caf&msa=0


sew

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Jan 4 2013 at 5:39pm #

I’ve always thought they were interesting. They are everywhere in Pittsburgh. I look forward to to seeing the photo essay. I used to be able to see one out my window but it was covered by newer construction.


Steven

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Jan 4 2013 at 5:58pm #

Neat. I just added a couple from the Tag-O-Rama game. (BTW: it’s “pique”, not “peak”.)


salty

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Jan 5 2013 at 4:37am #

This isn’t exactly the same thing but it looks like this site hasn’t been updated in a few years, it would be cool for someone to revive it: http://pittsburghsigns.org/

A cool one taken by a friend of mine: http://pittsburghsigns.org/archives/2005/11/atari-repair.html


StuInMcCandless

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Feb 27 2013 at 11:16am #

Reviving this thread, now that the weather is a little better and we can get more eyes out there.

Here are two I know about on my path into town. This first one is Heil American Motors, a dealer of Ramblers, Javelins, Gremlins and such. In better light, with a better camera, you can still make out the red-white-blue logo to the right of the picture. It is now Boyle Carpet, just off Perry Hwy near the park & ride.

Heil American Motors

The second one is just inside the city, at Perrysville and Vinceton. Now a convenience store, it used to be a Kuhn’s, as shown on the back of the building.

Kuhn's Quality Foods

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