I’m a big fan of the ghost signs, the old murals on the sides of old buildings that are fading away. One recurring ghost sign I see around Utah is an ad for Mountaineer Overalls.
I heard from relentlesshistory that they were produced by ZCMI in the 1800s.
I wanted to start a collection of those on this page.
In my exploring I often come across cool ghost signs (old murals/ads that are fading away).
One of the recurring signs I see if for Henry George 5¢ Cigars.
When I see something coming up again and again I like to create its own page on my website for it, so this page will be for collecting the Henry George Cigar Murals I find.
I haven’t found any real history on the Henry George cigars yet.
Henty George Signs:
Ghost signs are old ads and murals that were painted (usually onto the sides of buildings) and are fading away now. I have always loved them and decided to start a little collection of those that I come across.
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1902 – 1932
Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion’s Co-operative Mercantile Institution), “America’s First Department Store”. This building housed the “Consolidated Mercantile” from 1902 to 1932. It was part of the ZCMI co-operative system servicing more than 150 communities in the intermountain area with retail commodities and services beginning in 1868.
The 8 photos below were copied from the real estate listing and were not taken by me.
Constructed in 1909-1910 by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Tintic Lodge #711 was designed by architects Richard C. Watkins and John F. Birch and built by contractor Martin E. Anderson, a Logan contractor. Cost of the building was $30,000. The meeting hall for the Elks Lodge was on the upper floor, with rooms rented to doctors, lawyers, etc., and the lower floor was rented, initially to the Hefferman-Thompson (general merchandise) Company. Later, it was occupied by Norman and Jensen and J.C. Penneys. The small structure on the west was added sometime between 1910-1923, and in 1929 the second story, five rooms for office suites, was built. At that time the lower floor of the small building was occupied by the Eureka Mercantile Commission Company. The Elks “Tintic Lodge” was organized June 20, 1901.
285 West Main Street in Eureka, Utah.