And by death, I don’t mean murder, mind you, but I do refer to a sad passing just the same. The loss of 1920s-era painted brick advertising.
The Cincinnati Bargain Store conducted business on Broad St., alongside of the Acorn Department Store, from 1928 to approximately 1933.
If it doesn’t look familiar to you, perhaps you will recognize the facade from when it was Broad Street Furniture.
In February 2015, a crew began to remove the modern facade. The original windows, brick work, and paint, though damaged, were revealed.
Feature image: Painted brick going to heaven.
Vince Staten’s blog post about the facade reveal.