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Monday, July 29, 2013

Bischel Meat Market

Chippewa Falls had a few murals, including this attempt at rejuvenating local history.


Not much info to be found on the internet, I should have stopped inside. All I could find was that the building was erected in 1907.  Nice attempt on the part of the supporters of local art to bring back advertising murals which is kind of a trend these days in Wisconsin.


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8 comments:

  1. I like these old advert signs. I will admit to sometimes feeling a little unsure about towns with so many murals of the 'way it was'. so much history lost and now really mostly only relevant to the people who still live there. but that doesn't mean I don't think they should be done, just that I'm sometimes more drawn to these.

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  2. Funny as today the term "meat market" has a new and different meaning.

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  3. I like these a lot! they will be great ghost signs one day.

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  4. We call them painted wall signs and the first is regarded a ghost sign Impressive though.

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  5. I like looking at them if I know the history that goes along with the signs.

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  6. This is the first created ghost sign I've seen. Chippewah Falls should be proud of this effort to highlight old buildings and preserve local history. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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