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Archive for September, 2014

Ghost Signs of Madison, Wisconsin

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on September 5, 2014

7 up sign Williamson St

Ghost Sign, on East Johnson Street

Our presenter Maureen Janson Heintz was inspired to document Madison’s ghost signs after a trip to her native Chicago, where the old buildings struck her as beautiful. Her book is a “field guide” to the fading signage that recalls Madison’s past, especially along the East Side rail corridor. Several buildings are featured that will be familiar to East Siders: come see if your favorite “ghost signs” are among them!

Saturday September 20,

2–4pm Goodman Community Center

149 Waubesa St.

Find us in the Loft!

$2 suggested donation

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