Photo courtesy of JoshAustin610's flickr photostream
Location: 5734 Old 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Josh happened to pass this building while work was being done to the exterior and spotted this remnants of the fish-eye sign! Strange that the wood used to mount the sign is in the actual shape of the fish-eye logo. We've only ever seen the sign as a plain old rectangle. There is an artistic rendition of a pitched-roof store on the blog which shows the sign in the shape of the logo itself which you can see below. I've also seen a photo of the fish-eye sign made of route iron mounted to the facade of a very old store in Maryland. I thought the photo had been emailed in by someone but I can't locate it.
For more pictures of this illustration, please click here.
This Acme opened October 20, 1948 and Josh reports that it closed in the 70's.