Ghost signs photo contest: Capturing faded memories of London’s history
London Community News
Genet Hodder, president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) London Branch, stands beside a ghost sign located near the corner of Dundas and Waterloo streets, one of the few remaining examples of these links to the city’s past.
Hodder describes ghost signs as a fading vestige of a previous business — either painted or carved onto the exterior of a building — that can help tell something about its past.
To aid in documenting these rapidly disappearing connections to the past, ACO London has launched a photography contest featuring those signs remaining in London as well as Middlesex and Elgin counties. For contest details, visit www.acolondon.ca.