The Reliance Art Metal Co. Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

The Reliance Art Metal Co. Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

Located at 601 West McMicken Ave. in the Northwestern corner of Over-the-Rhine, The Reliance Art Metal Co. ghost sign is on the same block as the ghost signs for The Mockbee, Co., Brighton Fireproof Storage and several others.

I call this Half Hearted Deco:

The Reliance Art Metal Co. Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

Here’s where this building really becomes cool — this older sign states “Bellevue Brewing Co. Boiler House 1895.” The Bellevue Brewery was located on this block and, by 1871, it ranked 17th in size in Cincinnati. In 1919, it became the first Cincinnati brewery to close specifically due to the Prohibition.

The Reliance Art Metal Co. Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

The Reliance Art Metal Co. Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine

More Bellevue Brewery history can be found here and here.

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