Here are a few gems for the “And the sign says…” category from Patrick Bytnar, sent to me (with his permission, of course) by the lovely Carmen Diaz. Enjoy!
Location: South Orange Ave, South Orlando FL
Description: I wish I had something more in depth to say about this sign, but WOW! The chicken has a confederate cap on! How awesome is that! As a transplant from the “north” I am always on the lookout for true southern gems like this.
Location: Lake St, Miller Beach Neighborhood, Gary IN
Description: Since I was kid I always wondered if the letters on this sign were transposed since the Indiana “Dunes” begin in the Miller Beach neighborhood along Lake Michigan. Unfortunately, like most store fronts, this gas station has sat vacant and vandalized since I was kid.
“beverly shores depot”
Location: South Shore commuter train line, Beverly Shores IN
Description: While a number of towns in the Indiana dunes were named for squatters who occupied the area, Beverly Shores was to be the Atlantic City of Indiana. Of course this never came to be and now the area is inhabited by wealthy home owners who feel entitled to the natural beauty of the dunes and Lake Michigan.