Ghost Signs in Seattle

Photograph of Seattle Ghost Sign by Susan Sheldon NolenThis area of Seattle has some lovely Ghost Signs.  Here is one for Buttnick MFG.CO. The building was created for the Brunswick Balke Colander Company whose name completely hides their product of billiards equipment. The building replaced two other building where once  stood a rather seedy hotel and apparently a rowdy saloon. Harry Buttnick began manufacturing water-repellent for the men’s clothing. Men who desperately needed to stay dry during their mad rush for gold in the Klondike. I’m so glad the old signs have never been painted over!


About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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One Response to Ghost Signs in Seattle

  1. paralaxvu says:

    Love this building, but it looks like your auto proofer gotcha. 😉 Grrr, I hate that thing!

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