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Signs of Lynn – Walsh’s Garage

Looking at it now,  I think that clock was either working or coincidentally close to actual time. I didn’t think to check its accuracy when I took the photos. This is Walsh’s Garage, on the corner of Liberty and Willow Streets in DTL. The garage has a certain allure even in its present condition, though I…

A History of Nanapashamet and Sagamore Hill

  By Dave Simmons Originally published in the defunct Lynn Sunday Post   Sagamore Hill is bound by Washington Street on the west; the Lynnway and Lynn Shore Drive to the south; Nahant Street on the east; and Broad Street to the north. But once there were no streets.   The Great Sachem Nanapashemet, or…

Signs of Lynn – Ocean St. Treasures

UPDATE 1-10-2015: Sadly, this shop is no more.   This storefront is a relative newcomer, but its business is vintage and its sign has an old charm.     A warm and inviting trio of shops.   Truth in advertising. There’s the ocean on the left.   Previous Signs of Lynn Hines Ben Peralta Shoes…

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…