Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

Situated at the entrance to Over-the-Rhine on the Northwest corner of Main St. and Central Parkway, the old Davis Furniture building is a study in black and yellow, covered in disparate ghost signage.

Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

The north side of the building, seen from 12th St.:

Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

Barely discernible ghost lettering:

Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

A glimpse at the neon lettering that I captured a while back, before it was removed:

Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

Question: if nothing is happening with this building right now, why was the neon signage removed? Where did it go?

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9 thoughts on “Davis Furniture Ghost Sign Cornucopia in Over-the-Rhine

  1. Thieves? I’m figuring there must be a resale market for neon lighting. Someone who wants to set off their precious DWR-bought repros with an ironic bit of neon.

  2. Alas, neon signs require transformers and use up large amounts of electricity. Nevertheless, I hope there’s a market for them, maybe collectors or museums. Maybe those disheveled guys on “American Pickers” rode into town and bought the Davis sign.

    Hey, I thought ghost signs were supposed to be extremely faded and distressed such that you can see right through to the brick. Davis Furniture signs are so stark they’re more like poltergeist signs.

  3. It’s a ghost sign if the business is no longer there, even if it closed yesterday.

    I don’t know when Davis closed, but it was obviously open for a long time, and the signs were repainted [“for over 100 years” was updated]. I like the idea of poltergeist signs.

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  5. It’s definitely not on display, but the Sign Museum has its own archive of stuff. I don’t know that this neon signage is that special, but I really liked the way this building looked when we first moved here. It slowly looks more and more like a wreck.

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