Fox Oakland Theater by Maury I. Diggs

Fox Oakland Theater by Maury I. Diggs

Located at 1807 Telegraph Ave. in the Uptown neighborhood of Oakland, CA and opened in 1928, the Fox Oakland Theater is a glorious mashup of Islamic, Indian and Medieval influences, along with a smidge of ArtDeco for good measure. Let’s take a closer look at the ornate façade, shall we?
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Mom & Pop’s Toy Shop Ghost Sign in Hamtramck

Mom & Pop's Toy Shop Ghost Sign in Hamtramck

Mom & Pop’s Toy Shop was located in the heart of Hamtramck’s retail district on Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck being a separate town inside of Detroit, which was at one point mostly Polish, then seemed to become more hipster, with an influx of other ethnic groups and, on my last visit, seemed a bit barren, with more ghost signs than I’d expected.

Trivergence by Carl Leck

Trivergence by Carl Leck

Trivergence by Carl Leck is a series of overpass murals in Indianapolis, located on East 10th St. under I-65. Measuring approximately 1,000 linear feet, it was painted by a group of volunteers as part of the 46 for XLVI mural initiative [public art created in preparation for Indy hosting the Super Bowl].
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Palace Hotel by Trowbridge & Livingston

Palace Hotel by Trowbridge & Livingston

Located at 2 New Montgomery St. in downtown San Francisco, the Palace Hotel was designed by NYC-based Trowbridge & Livingston and erected in 1909 on the site of the original hotel of the same name, which fell victim to the 1906 earthquake.
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