Tag: Humboldt Park

Ghost Signs: Gold Medal Flour

Ghost Signs: Gold Medal Flour
Gold Medal Flour was first produced in 1880 by the Washburn-Crosby Company. Naturally, it was given this name after winning the gold medal at the Millers’ Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Many ghost signs for Gold Medal Flour can still be seen not only in Chicago, but across the country. Like Fletcher’s Castoria, the product was... Read more »

Ghost Signs: Navy Tobacco

1557 N. Milwaukee in Wicker Park
In four different locations, you can find Navy Tobacco ghost signs. 1557 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park (on the street side AND in the alley) 1736 W. North Avenue in Wicker Park 2454 W. Division Street in Humboldt Park Navy Tobacco was manufactured by G.W. Gail & Ax (formerly American Tobacco Company) in Baltimore, Maryland.... Read more »

Ghost Signs: Quaker Oats

Ghost Signs: Quaker Oats
Originally produced by The American Cereal Company, Quaker Oats has been in business for over a century. They are and have always been headquartered in Chicago, which may be why you’ll find a number of Quaker Oats ghost signs around the city. Ghost signs for Quaker Oats can still be seen on buildings across the... Read more »
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