Tag Archives: Brandon Avenue SW

IDEAL BUILDING SUPPLY.

I arrived here in error; I was actually looking for Merely Adequate Building Supply.

Brandon Avenue SW.  (If you’re actually looking for this company, they’re now located elsewhere in the city … I just have a thing about antiquated building signs.)



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My dudes, this looks like the ghost train I was trying to find out by Brandon Avenue!

Full disclosure — there is no ghost train in Roanoke, Virginia … at least as far as I am aware.  In our Propaganda Era, I am loathe to start even a harmless urban legend.  (Santa Claus is quite real, however.)



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Christmas card, Kinney Brothers Tobacco Company, 1899.  Commercial color lithograph.