Signs of Lynn

A New Old Sign

That’s not a new shoe store coming to the Prime Building, it’s part of something else. More on that later, but couldn’t resist resurrecting the old Signs of Lynn for a beautiful piece of neon mid-restoration. By the way, more are coming. If you spot one, share it with #beyondwallslynn #beyondwalls and to contribute so…

The Art of Lettering

Contributor Carla Scheri recently sat down with Sign Artist Brian Denahy at Bent Water Brewing Company by Carla Scheri The Bent Water Taproom was full of energy on Trivia Night as I sat tipping a Pearl Wheat with local sign artist Brian Denahy. We both agreed the Taproom was a hidden jewel of Lynn, of…

Did you die of dysentery on the Lynnway?

If you’re of a certain age, seeing this sign on the Lynnway likely brought back memories of elementary or middle school computer labs, and teachers who thought spending all that time playing Oregon Trail would either teach us something about history or qualify us as computer whizzes. This is mainly because we knew how to put the…

Bank statement

It was hard to see at first because the building is set so far back from Market Street. Who builds this way in a downtown? Anyway, glad that “EASTERN STANDSAGAINST RACISM” on this Earth Day.   [UPDATE] Learned from a reader that this is part of a YWCA campaign – standagainstracism.org

Dalton’s Shoes Reappears

Renovations on Broad Street have revealed an earlier sign – Dalton Shoes. Previous Signs of Lynn C. Bain Storage Warehouse Lynn LUMBER CO. Atlantic Coast Wholesale Traditional Breads Charlie’s Seafood New Angle Glass (With flashing sign picture) Walsh’s Garage Ocean St. Treasures Hines Ben Peralta Shoes Monte’s and You are Here Au Nid du Doré Ghost…

Secret Poet Strikes LynnHappens Again

Happens-quarters in Central Square received another gift today. Your editor left the contents intact so that someone else may discover the messages. This phenomenon in Lynn has been picked up recently by North Shore Art Throb, the Item, Poets & Writers (National), and CBS Boston/WBZ (story and audio).