A couple months ago, before the homecoming celebration and parade downtown, Mike Grimm and I conducted a walking tour of parts of the downtown area, talking about the history of some of the buildings and merchants. We had a wonderful group hanging in with us as we spoke/yelled over the traffic noises at the main four corners. At the tail-end of the walk-about, we were standing in front of Reggie's Barber Shop. One of the gals in the group noticed some of the stonework at the front of the building, with markings that have been painted over.
Of course, I had to whip out my camera and take squint shots. Now I'm wondering if anyone would have any idea what this lettering might have been. It would appear the bottom one shows "Dawson" in Jackson, Michigan.