I love traveling down Flatbush Ave past Prospect Park because there’s so much history to find hidden on every block. I noticed this Oldsmobile ghost sign (ghost sign: a business sign remaining from a long defunct business) at the corner of Avenue D and Flatbush above a liquor store:
God knows how long ago this was put in, but I’m guessing at least 50 years. Was there an Oldsmobile dealership on or near this spot? Or was it just a neon advertisement to interest Flatbush passersby?
Also: why does the clock on the reverse side have “By” written above it?
Were you able to get an Oldsmobile “by” the time on the clock? Or maybe the clock once had the business owner’s name on it. It’s doubtful, but I’ll have to drive by some time at night to see if this still lights up.
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