Downtown Ghost Signs

Kitty Kay Gloves

by Michael R. Allen

This morning I spied this sign in a storefront transom at 1235 Washington Avenue downtown (the building dubbed the “Avenida” by its developers). The sign reads “Kitty Kay Gloves: For Women Who C—–.” Kitty Kay was a popular twentieth century manufacturer of women’s gloves and accesories, but I don’t know how the tagline ends. Care? Count? Anyone know?