It has been a while since I posted a pic from my hometown of Saginaw. I thought I would share this from my Pure Saginaw website since this story fascinates me.
Work crews are in the process of tearing down the old parking ramp next to the former Jacobson’s building in downtown Saginaw. They have revealed two murals hidden from view for years. Unless you have been living on an alien planet you know what Coca Cola is, but I am not sure about the other one. I can make out “Music House” I guess we will see what it is after more demolition happens. I hope the murals will stay after the work is completed.
Now for the rest of the story.
I saw this photo proudly displayed on the outside of the old Jacobson’s building that is currently used by the Historical Society next to the parking ramp that is being demolished. The street signs read Jefferson and Federal so I am assuming that is what the intersection looked like before Jacobson’s was built. I noticed the Michigan Bell building (now AT&T) in the background and to the right is a Coca Cola mural. I think that the same mural being revealed?
I love the old hand-painted advertising murals. They harken back to a time before digital signs and printing back when talented humans with skilled hands painted the artwork instead of slapping up some material printed by a digital printer.
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