This 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!