For decades Arthur Sparr owned and operated this drug store/medical supply shop/luncheonette around the corner from Boston’s famous hospitals in the Longwood medical area. It was one of the few places on earth where you could shop for a stethoscope while waiting for your turkey club. He closed the business in 2002 and the building was eventually sold to Harvard Medical School. Luckily this high-quality ghost sign remains.

For decades Arthur Sparr owned and operated this drug store/medical supply shop/luncheonette around the corner from Boston’s famous hospitals in the Longwood medical area. It was one of the few places on earth where you could shop for a stethoscope while waiting for your turkey club. He closed the business in 2002 and the building was eventually sold to Harvard Medical School. Luckily this high-quality ghost sign remains.

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Founded in 1780 and located just steps away from the Freedom Trail in Charlestown, The Warren Tavern is the oldest tavern in Massachusetts and one of the most historic watering holes in the US. It was named after General Joseph Warren, a key player in the revolution and the fallen hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Some famous visitors who stopped here for “refreshments” include Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

Founded in 1780 and located just steps away from the Freedom Trail in Charlestown, The Warren Tavern is the oldest tavern in Massachusetts and one of the most historic watering holes in the US. It was named after General Joseph Warren, a key player in the revolution and the fallen hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Some famous visitors who stopped here for “refreshments” include Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

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On North Washington Street in Boston’s Italian district is this old ghost sign advertising biscuits. A chunk of the type was removed long ago so it’s difficult to conclude which company painted the ad. The only type visible above “BISCUIT” is 3 letters: “OMA”. Many years ago there was a company located about a block away called the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. They eventually formed the brand Sunshine Biscuits, which is still around today. They created many brands of baked goods such as Cheez-its, Animal Crackers and Hydrox cookies, but my guess is that this sign once displayed another one of their products - TAKHOMA BISCUIT.

On North Washington Street in Boston’s Italian district is this old ghost sign advertising biscuits. A chunk of the type was removed long ago so it’s difficult to conclude which company painted the ad. The only type visible above “BISCUIT” is 3 letters: “OMA”. Many years ago there was a company located about a block away called the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. They eventually formed the brand Sunshine Biscuits, which is still around today. They created many brands of baked goods such as Cheez-its, Animal Crackers and Hydrox cookies, but my guess is that this sign once displayed another one of their products - TAKHOMA BISCUIT.

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