Ghost Sign in Granger, TX
August 13, 2014
I love old "ghost" signs on buildings. Ghost signs show us a glimpse into the past of the uses of the buildings, the advertising graphics of times past, and they certainly tell a story. Bill and I discovered this in Granger on our backroads trip from Gruene to Waxahachie, TX. Thanks Judy for dubbing us the King & Queen of the backroads. It's our passion - and day after tomorrow, we''ll be roaming the back roads of Utah & Arizona - can't wait.
Back to the potd.............This ghost sign was seen on the side of an old building that is abandoned (see movie information below). It's a mystery whether this sign has any connection to this building or not.
If you look closely (best viewed in larger sizes) you'll see that it says, "Anderbock Brew" and notes that it was established in 1958. And, the company touts it's beer as the "finest of American Brews."
One of the other attributes of this painted sign on the old bricks is hard to see, but still distinguishable. Look closely at the left side, and you will see a cowboy astride a rearing horse.
According to some Internet research, there is no clear evidence that there ever was an Anderbock Brew, so for me - that just adds to the mystery. But I did find through that research that portions of the movies "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "True Grit (2010)" were filmed in Granger. This building was not used in the 1969 version of True Grit starring John Wayne, but it was used in scenes from the 2010 movie starring Jeff Bridges & Matt Damon. In fact, the 2010 "movie" transformation of this building and the adjacent buildings are still present from the 2010 movie set and remain unchanged today. See a photo of the front of the building here: http://lgood.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Travel/Rural-Decay/i-NNDzJMV/A
Have a grand day today my friends!