An old fading business sign that once stood for a sole proprietorship antique business
Highway 25, between the Kentucky towns of Mount Vernon and Berea, has for many years had antique shops running along side of it. Most have disappeared or now stand as old sentinels of what was. They were essentially run as sole proprietorship's rather than the new mode of selling antiques in malls. Malls being stores with many individual booths inside, each one having a different business owner. The result of this business arrangement allows many small business owners to have more free hours away from their business. These photos are illustrative of shops that sold antiques under the one-ownership establishments. Today this way of doing business is a dying way of selling antiques. Below is a tiny old vertical board building with a remnant of its business -- Antiques -- painted on an old metal Royal Cola sign.