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Fading Ad: Oil Coal Gas Furnaces


Unusual find, on River Street in downtown Batavia, Illinois, where my mom lives. Other than ads I've seen on barns, this is the first one that I can remember seeing that was painted on wood instead of brick. And I don't even know what the name of the company was. And Google didn't clarify much, either. Nice little mystery.

July 26, 2015 in Photography | Permalink


In the 1990s, while riding into Chicago from Elkhart, IN, I noticed a Sahara Coal coalyard on the South Side of Chicago. It's gone now, but there must have been people using coal for heating even then.

Posted by: Steve Wylder at Jul 26, 2015 2:22:07 PM