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Signs of Lynn – Hines

  I do prefer my liquors bottled. But the glass from this sign is gone. I’m going to assume the arrow contained sockets for many little light bulbs, and hope the overlaying ad is preserving what’s left of it. Yet, this restoration job in waiting on Western Ave. retains character, and was one of the…

Signs of Lynn – Ben Peralta Shoes

  This sign on Eastern Ave. teases us of a time gone by, before Foot Lockers and Air Jordan’s. Just inside the window, hangs a calendar from 1995. How many of you grew out of shoes from this place?       Previous Signs of Lynn Monte’s and You are Here Au Nid du Doré…

Signs of Lynn – Au Nid du Doré

  I caught a fish sign <–this big–> somewhere in Lynn, but I’ll let you tell me. I believe Au Nid du Doré means Golden Nest, which explains why it’s a green glowing fish. I think it looks angry.     Previous Signs of Lynn Ghost of the Empire John’s Upholstering Mino’s Capitol Diner Brickyard…

Signs of Lynn – Ghost of the Empire

  “Ghost sign is a term for old hand-painted advertising signage that has been preserved on a building for an extended period of time. The signage may be kept for its nostalgic appeal, or simply indifference by the owner.” – Wikipedia   Do you know where it was? Did you go there? Do you know…

Signs of Lynn – Mino’s

Mino’s, 244 Broadway, has been on the list of photos to take for some time, but it wasn’t tonight’s first choice, which was oddly unlit. Good for Mino’s, because it’s been bumped up in line and because this sign is as famous as it brightly says it is. It is also uniquely Lynn. The place…

Signs of Lynn – Capitol Diner

  This week’s photo was sent by reader Dorothy Gallagher Kiley. Thanks! This historic diner was built by the Brill company in 1928 and thought to be the only Brill diner still in use, and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It was originally named the Miss Lynn before Buddy Fennell’s uncle George…

Signs of Lynn – Brickyard

The Commuter Rail passes over Blossom Street. If anyone wants to know what the deal is with The Brickyard, the Lynn Museum sells a book called “The Brickyard: The Life Death, and Legend of an Urban Neighborhood” by Kathryn Grover. Does anyone know how the overpass got its sign?   Previous Signs of Lynn Roberts…

Signs of Lynn – Roberts Cleansers

  Don’t call it a cleaners.  This sign clearly says it’s a cleansers in metal and neon, so that’s what it is. Roberts Cleansers is on 624 Summer Street, a section I don’t pass by often, but this stand-out of a sign never fails to catch my attention when I do. Does anyone have a…