ButterKrust Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

ButterKrust Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

A ButterKrust ghost sign on East McMicken Ave. at Frintz St. in Over-the-Rhine — these kinds of layered ghost signs really deserve to be in a category all their own, don’t you think? Do I spot the phrase “home outfitting” here? What exactly does that mean?

ButterKrust Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

ButterKrust Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

My apologies for the craptastic photos. The sun was in the wrong place, but I got so excited when I spotted this sign that I didn’t want to wait to come back and shoot it for fear that I’d forget about it.

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4 thoughts on “ButterKrust Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

  1. There is a chain of stores in Quebec call Home Outfitters. Maybe home outfitting is an archaic term for all the stuff you need to furnish a home.
    Outfitters during the Yukon and California gold rushes claimed to supply everything you needed to stake a claim and start mining. Sort of the 19th century equivalent of one-stop shopping.

  2. Ahh, that makes sense.

    David, your blog is now for “invited readers only” — does that mean that you’re continuing to write? I’m bummed that I can’t check it out.

  3. I’m printing it up, eventually, then moving on. I didn’t want to confuse people by leaving a shut down blog in suspended animation.

  4. That’s too bad. I don’t think it’s confusing to leave it up as a record of a person’s thoughts at a point in time — it’s still excellent writing for people who seek it out, and they can see from the dates that it’s no longer current.

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