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In case you are wondering, a "ghost sign" does not refer to paranormal activity in an old building. I'll leave that topic for the ghost chasers out there. What I'm referring to are 'fading ads' or 'brickads' that were commonly painted on the exterior walls of buildings before other means of advertising became more popular. You might be surprised to know that there are dozens of them still visible in and around the downtown square. Read more >
Looking for a great gift idea? This book contains 52 paintings and drawings from the Gingerbread City. By Kent Brewer. Published September 2012. 8" x 8" softcover.
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