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James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
January

1950s ghost sign revealed with the destruction of an adjoining building. It has since been obliterated by spray paint vandals.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
February

Faded ghost sign on a long-vacant Sanders store.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
March

This back alley sign is the last remnant of the Meyer Treasure Chest jewelers' occupancy in this building at E. Grand River and Woodward.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
April

Still bakin' spuds on Gratiot Ave.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
May

Eastern Market Sheds remain, but this funky fun is long gone.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
June

Other than the center field flag pole, this is the only thing left standing from the Tiger Stadium era.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
July

This sign on an adjacent building remained for several years after the Car Wash Cafe closed. It was later painted over with Rust-Oleum Red, but that building has since been demolished.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
August

A little-noticed reminder of what was the longest running state fair.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
September

A new Blondies on Fort St., not the 1980s Punk / Metal joint.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
October

Vintage 1920s - 1930s sign revealed by demolition of an adjacent building.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
November

This venerable Hamtramck brand still survives, but this deli-bakery is long closed, and the sign painted over.
James C. Ritchie - Photographic Art 2017 Detroit Calendar
December

Miracle on Lahser Rd.

Over the last forty-some years, the venerable 1928 Redford Theatre has been restored by the Motor City Theatre Organ Society. Classic films and the Barton pipe organ are still the stars. -- 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit

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