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Shoe Shine Shack Folk Art

It has been a while since I posted a hand-painted sign.  Here is a great one – nailed on the shoe shine shack at the rear of a New York Ave. parking lot in downtown Deland.  Photo taken 11/28/14. Advertisements

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Hot Water Heat! Color TV! Phones!

Vintage signs don’t get any better than the Boulevard Motel’s on North Woodland in Deland. And they take American Express cards! Photo taken 10/13/14.

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Tanning – Nails – Swimwear

Faded sign facing the alley on the south side of International Speedway Blvd., between Beach and Palmetto streets.  The storefront is now an Asian grocery.  Not quite a “ghost sign”…but close. Photo taken 5/19/14.  And speaking of ghosts, here’s the lowdown on Daytona’s haunted … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Vintage Gainesville

I snapped these on a quick trip to Gainesville last weekend.  We passed on the Florida Motel (“…affordable rooms in a great location”) and the Palomino Pool Room was likewise not on our itinerary.  We did, however, see a great play … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Call It the Edith Bridge

The Magnolia Street bridge connects downtown to City Island.  Built in 1962, it sits between the artistic, graceful ISB bridge to the north, and the funky old-Florida Orange Avenue drawbridge to the south.  Sturdy, unglamorous, and always reliable, the Magnolia Street … Continue reading

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Classic Cars Claim Beach Street

 “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” – Henry Ford, 1909  

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Looking North on Beach Street – late 1940s (?)

An antique mall find, this old Daytona Beach postcard photo was taken from the roof of the fire station at the corner of Beach Street and Orange Ave. The back of the card credits H.W. Hannau as photograper; printed by Natural … Continue reading

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