Restored Ghost Signs

The City of Sanford Appearance Commission has undertaken to restore several "ghost signs" around Sanford.

A ghost sign is an old hand-painted advertising sign that has been preserved on a building for an extended period of time. Whether the ghost signs represent nostalgia for a gone-by era or a memory of Sanford's history, restoring the signage has been welcomed and cheered by the Lee County community.

The following ghost signs have been restored to their original colors:

Dr. Pepper
♦ Completed: Fall 2016
♦ Location: 215 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
♦ Sponsor: Coca Cola/Dr. Pepper of Sanford, NC
♦ Muralist: Scott Nurkin, The Mural Shop

Coca-Cola/Sprite
♦ Completed: Fall 2017
♦ Location: 147 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC
♦ Sponsor: Coca Cola of Sanford, NC
♦ Muralist: Scott Nurkin, The Mural Shop

Carton of Cokes
♦ Completed: Spring 2018
♦ Location: 147 N. Steele Street, Sanford NC
♦ Sponsor: Coca Cola of Sanford, NC
♦ Muralist: Scott Nurkin, The Mural Shop

Coke Bottle
♦ Completed: Spring 2018
♦ Location: 120 Carthage Street, Sanford NC
♦ Sponsor: Coca Cola of Sanford, NC
♦ Muralist: Scott Nurkin, The Mural Shop

Sanford Business College
♦ Completed: October 2018
♦ Location: 102 S. Steele Street, Sanford NC
♦ Sponsor: Grant from The Honorable John Sauls, House of Representatives, and the State of North Carolina.
♦ Muralist: Scott Nurkin, The Mural Shop
 

Upcoming Restorations



The Appearance Commission has plans to restore the Snowdrift sign located at 101 Wicker Street and the Lee Furniture sign located at 102 S. Steele Street in the spring of 2019.

For more information, contact Liz Whitmore at 919-718-4657 x 5393 or liz.whitmore@sanfordnc.net.