ghost sign

Isaac Kremer/ October 22, 2023/ / 0 comments

A hand-painted sign that outlasts the purpose it was originally painted for. Quite common in urban and downtown areas. Guidance on treatment of ghost signs varies with some recommending to restore these to their original appearance by painting over the underlying sign. Another suggestion is to allow the sign to gradually decay and disappear, thus making it more ghostly in appearance rather than brand new which is inauthentic to the current time. The wear makes evident the period from which the sign originated. Photo from Easton, Pennsylvania, 2023. (Kremer, 2023)

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About Isaac Kremer

A nationally recognized downtown revitalization leader, downtowns Isaac managed achieved $350 million of investment, 1,300 jobs created, and were 2X Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist and a 1X GAMSA winner in 2023. His work has been featured in Newsday, NJBIZ, ROI-NJ, TapInto, and USA Today. Isaac is a Main Street America Revitalization Professional (MSARP) with additional certifications from the National Parks Service, Project for Public Spaces, and the National Development Council.

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